A wonderful tabla solo of great tablanawaz, the late Ustad Tafo Khan, performing a
"teentaal" solo on Pakistan Television. The audience comprises of legendary names sadly no longer amongst us. Namely Ustad
Salamat Ali Khan, Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Ustad Talib Hussain Pakhawaji, Master Akhtar Hussain Akhiyaan, Ustad Muhammad
Hussain Alvi, Parvez Mehdi, Shahida Parveen and Bakhshi Hussain.
The book focuses on the concept of Indian rhythm, particularly as manifested
in North Indian art music, more popularly known as Hindustani music. Indian rhythm and percussive instruments have attracted
musicians and music-lovers across cultures and continents. The author has focused his attention on discussing various aspects
of the tabla, a twin-drum that has formed an integral part of Hindustani music, and has over the years been incorporated into
just about every form of music.
While doing so, the author shares his perspective as a performer with the reader, providing information about current performance
practice related to art music and to experiments outside the tradition. The illustrative bibliography, discography and the
archival photographs, add to the value of this book.
The direct student of the late Ustad Ahmedjaan Thirkwar
Here is his autobiography:
obtained instructional Tabla Training as per the Guru-Shishya Parampara from - 1.
Late - Pt. Gopalrao Patwardhan (My uncle) about accompaniment - 8 to 15 years of age. 2.
Late - Pt. Govindrao Parastwar - Solo training for about 3 to 4 years. 3.
Late - Padmabhushan Ustad Ahamedjaan Thirakwar through N.C.P.A. during end 1972 to end of 1975.
I was employed
in Central Railway one of the Zonal Railway of Indian Railways. Serve for 39 years and retired in 1992. It was
not possible to be active in tabla field during service. I have devoted my entire life towards this instrument only after
I wish to bring out the beauty of this instrument with the help of instructional training received
by me from my gurus Ustad Thirkwan is known as a pioneer of the solo performance. He has developed many concepets of
Abhijaat Shastriya Sangeet in his play. At age of 98, he could be in a position to produce the same effect in his performance
as a young. His play was an example for Youngers. He had developed a unique tonal quality with ease through his
presentation. He proved that, tabla can explore an exceptionable tonal quality if handle with love.
had published a book on this subject on the eve of his 25th death anniversery March, 2001. Book is written in Indian
National language, 'Hindi'.
Ustad Shaik Dawood Khan Tabla Nawaz
Ustad Sheik Dawood is one of the greatest tabla masters of the history of Indian music. His son, Ustad Shabbir Nisar informed
me about a new website dedicated to his father and the art of tabla:
He is the sixth generation musician in the Ghosh family.
Acclaimed as one of India's finest Tabla players, Pandit Nayan Ghosh has drawn the attention of serious musicians and
connoisseurs alike for his innate artistry, rich repertoire and tonal brilliance. His immense talent and a wholesome training
has seen him blossom into an extraordinary musician and in the words of several senior stalwarts, an important reference source
already for today's younger musicians.
One of India's front-ranking Tabla players, Pandit Nayan Ghosh is widely acknowledged as a brilliant soloist and a refined
accompanist. The hallmarks of his musicianship are a ringing tonal resonance, powerful yet superfine dexterity and an
enviable traditional repertoire of the Farukhabad, Delhi, Ajrada and Lucknow styles.
He has received intensive and immaculate training from his late father, the renowned maestro 'Padmabhushan' Pandit Nikhil
Ghosh, who was considered an important figure in the Indian music scene of the 20th century. Nayanji's elder uncle was the
legendary flautist Pannalal Ghosh. Nayanji grew up listening to such maestros like Ustad Ahmedjan Thirakwa, Ustad Amir Hussain
Khan, Ustad Jahangir Khan, Ustad Habibuddin Khan, Ustad Inam Ali Khan and several others.
Since 1974, Nayanji has performed solos and duets with his father at several prestigious international music festivals
in the capital cities of Europe, U.K., U.S.A., Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Philippines as also across the length and
breadth of India.
He has provided evocative accompaniment to almost all the leading personalities of Indian music, to name a few, Pandit
Ravi Shankar, Ustad Vilayat Khan, Pt. Nikhil Banerjee, Pt. Buddhadev Dasgupta, Smt. Sharan Rani, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pt.
Shivkumar Sharma, Ustad Munnawar Ali Khan, Ustad Salamat Ali Khan and Pt. Jasraj.
Nayan Ghosh is also acclaimed in India and around the world as an equally outstanding Sitar player, a fact that gives
his musicianship a unique dimension.
In the midst of a busy performing schedule, Pandit Nayan Ghosh imparts advanced training to young professional musicians
at Bombays prestigious music academy, SANGIT MAHABHARATI at Juhu.
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