About the album
Both Sitar & Sarangi are such mesmerising instruments that one cannot help but immerse in their music and partake in the ensuing ecstatic ambiance. And this is what happens when you listen to Classical Rendezvous, an entrancing combination of Sitar & Sarangi on two different albums, packed in one classic masterpiece. This beautiful collection is a dream come true for the admirable duo Murad & Fateh Ali, for it is the first album which has solo presentations by both of them.
On the top of it, they have played purely in traditional style of Indian Classical Music, thus making this a masterpiece for music connoisseurs. In their words, "It has been our constant endeavour in this album to keep the purity of the Ragas and compositions the way we had originally learnt from our Gurus." This is what makes Classical Rendezvous closer to their hearts and strike a chord of the listeners' hearts.
The enthralling album of Fateh Ali features three different ragas: Raga Jhinjhoti, a late evening raga belonging to Khammaj family of ragas, Raga Abhogi, a raga of the night belonging to the Kafi That, and Raga Mishr Khammaj Thumri, a light raga with influences from many other known ragas. In the last track you would come across the spellbinding rendition of 'Dekho Dekho Ri Aise Na Dekho'.
With this culminates the communion with Sitar, which would keep resonating for quite long.. This culmination heralds the beginning of exquisite renditions on Sarangi by Murad Ali. Album by Murad Ali also features three sublime ragas: Raga Bageshree, Raga Purvi, and Raga Mishr Pilu.
Raga Bageshree, a late evening raga based on shringar ras, is played in a versatile way by Murad Ali - Traditional Bada Khayal - 'Kaun Gat Bhayi', a Madhya (Medium) Lay (tempo) Bandish - 'Aye Ri Aye Main Kaise Ghar Jaaun', and a Drut Bandish - 'Apni Garaj Pakad lini Baiyaan Mori' which is a very popular Bandish in the world of Indian Classical Music. The next Raga Purvi belongs to Purvi Thaat, in this track as 'Peer Puran Param Paayo', played in a very traditional Saadra in Jhaptaal. The last one is Raga Mishr Pilu, most commonly used for semi-classical and light music, here featuring 'Mori Toot Gayi hai Aas Re', originally sung by the legendary ghazal singer Late Begum Akhtar ji.
Where Sarangi meets Sitar
Fateh Ali, Murad Ali, Aman Nath, Talvin Singh, Dr. Aneesh Pradhan, Pt. Fateh Singh Gangani.
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An invitation to embark on the blissful journey. Infinity expands the awareness, opens the door to infinite space, and takes one on the voyage to peace and tranquility. With a new variation in harmony, this track is based on a cool jazz arrangement.
Déjà vu (Lyrics by Jigar Moradabadi)
This track resonates with the past memories and invokes the feeling of remembrance that echoes deep in heart.
Invoking the memories of autumn, this track spells silence after the rushing breeze of this season. As the blowing wind scatters leaves all over the earth and makes it appear like gold, the uplifting melody in this track reflects the splendor of autumn.
Ode to Granada
Contemplative yet upbeat! This is an ode to Granada (a Spanish City), well known as the city of musicians.
of Love (Lyrics by Hazrat Amir Khusrau)
This song paints the landscape of love with the traditional composition. Mohe Apne Hi Rang Mein Rang De Rangeele, penned down by the legend Hazrat Amir Khusrau. The grate prolific poet, Amir Khusrau is also credited with the invention of Tabla and Sitar. This track is our tribute to this great virtuous legend.
Convergence is an invitation to experience the blissful moments of sitting beside a tranquil river streaming with the soft strains of musical instruments. It is a tapestry of a wide variety of styles such as Jazz, Latin, R&B, Rock, Psychedelic, Traditional and Lounge. Each track experience the magic of Convergence-where Sarangi meets Sitar!
Sarangi - Murad Ali
Tabla – Talvin Singh & Dr. Aneesh Pradhan
Parhant – Pt. Fateh Singh Gangani
Flute – Kanchan Babbar
Vocal –Vasundhra & Fateh Ali
Voice –Murad Ali
Guitar –Aman Nath
Composed by Fateh Ali & Murad Ali
Music & Rhythm Programmed and Arranged by Aman Nath
Mixed and Mastered by Gurpreet Babra at DARI-RC Delhi
Recorded by Kanchan Babbar at RBQ’S Delhi
Produced by Ustad Ghulam Sabir Khan
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Fateh Ali begins his rendition of the evening raag Puriya with a short alaap, which is followed by a vilambit gat in Teentaal.
This track starts with a short alaap and a presentation of two compositions in madhya laya Jhaptaal and drut Teentaal in the night raag Jaijaiwanti. The exposition is brought to a close with a jhala.
The final piece on this album is a dhun in Mishra Khamaj. Influenced by the thumri-dadra forms, the composition is set to Dadra taal.
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