Bansuri - Bamboo Flute of India

G.S. SACHDEV began playing the Bansuri when he was 14, and has created a rare form of instant communication with audiences through his music. Unlike many musicians, he has shied away from fusion, finding great pleasure and a sense of immense satisfaction with the rigors of infinite exploration within traditional pure classical Indian music. Beyond his worldwide live performances, Sachdev’s music is thoroughly enjoyed in yoga studios, meditation ashrams, massage rooms, spiritual centers and homes everywhere imaginable. His music is considered an antidote to stress, fatigue and cynicism. Sachdev’s frequent world tours and recordings have won him many laurels and made him an internationally renowned legend respected by musicians and audiences in all realms of world music today.

“We are fortunate to have such a fine musician as GS Sachdev in our presence”
- George Harrison

“I admire his ability to touch the spirit of the raga he performs and also to move the listeners emotionally with his pure and classical approach”
- Ravi Shankar

“Sachdev¹s playing is the most sensitive I have ever heard. The metal flute is just not capable of the subtleties and nuances produced by the Bamboo flute. It is truly
transcendental music”
- Paul Horn



PATTERNS

Swapan Chaudhuri, tabla

Ragas - Madhu Kauns, Bahar And Basant, Shudh Kalyan, Darbari, Folk Dhun.

Benefit Concert for Ik Omkar Peace Foundation.
Recorded live in Berkeley, May 2005.

V-B1t DVD

$20.00


YAMAN

K.Paramjyoti, tabla

Ragas - Yaman, Dhun

From a live concert in New York, is a devotional,
peaceful evening raga, thoroughly developed in slow ektal and teen tala.

B1s  CD

$15.00

GOLDEN SUN
Swapan Chaudhuri, tabla

Ragas - Brindavani Sarang, Madhuvanti , Mishra khamaj ,Hamsadhwani

Four different moods, from noon to evening time ragas, will be felt in these four ragas of diverse nature and contrasting talas.

B1r  CD

$15.00

A NIGHT IN BERKELEY
Swapan Chaudhrui, tabla

Ragas - Mishra Kafi, Bihag, Punjab Folk

Music is at times deep and calm, at times as fast as the wind,
always an expressive blend of flute and tabla.

 

 

B1q

V-B1q

 CD

DVD

$15.00

$20.00

WHISPER
G. S. Sachdev, solo bansuri

A unique solo recording, Sachdev writes, "Whisper recalls the sound of bansuri of my childhood. Played by sheperds, nodes became whispering echoes bouncing off the hills of Nothern India ."

B1p  CD

$15.00

SPIRIT
Zakir Hussain, tabla

Ragas - Bihag, Kalavati, Chandrakauns

Sachdev's playing is remarkable for its directness and simplicity,
capturing the essential spirit of classical music here in
performances of three contrasting ragas,

B1o  CD

$18.00

GREETING OF THE DAWN
G. S. Sachdev, solo bansuri

Morning Meditations.

The ragas played with quiet expression, Sachdev's first breath brings life to the bansuri. A sweetly serene mood is created in four 15-minute tracks - a 1 hour relaxation session, perfect for yoga, massage, or simple stress relief .

B1n  CD $15.00

CLASSICAL NORTH INDIAN RAGAS
Zakir Hussain, tabla

Raga Patdeep -The mood is of longing and the pangs of separation.
Raga Dhun - A light classical form based on folk music of India.

B1m  CD $15.00

FULL MOON
G. S. Sachdev, solo bansuri

Introspection/Rageshwari, Full Moon/Chandrakauns, Evening Prayer/Kalyan

Ragas of deepening night, played with passionate detachment . Solo bamboo flute - improvised freedom within form, the voice of everything that flows.

B1l  CD $18.00

MASTER OF THE BAMBOO FLUTE, VOL 2
Zakir Hussain, tabla

Ragas - Hindole, Bageshri

A celebration of Spring with early morning Raga Hindole, and late night raga Bageshri. Graceful, deep and serious.

B1k  CD $18.00

BANSURI: The Bamboo Flute of India
G. S. Sachdev, solo bansuri

Ragas - Bhoop, Des, Kalavati, Hindole

Though the music has its moments of great excitement, the most powerful aspect is its ability to put the listener in a relaxed mood and a calm state of mind.

B1j  CD $15.00

FLIGHTS OF IMPROVISATION
Zakir Hussain, tabla

Ragas Ahir Bhairov, Shudha Sarang, Abhogi

Ragas from early morning to night. Moods range from exuberant, devotional to serene.

1992 Billboard Critics Choice Top Ten.

B1i  CD $15.00

TWO MOODS
Zakir Hussain, tabla

Ragas - Kaushik Dhwani, Purya Kalyan

Life is balance - passive as well as energetic. This recording is a unique example of both the dynamic and the peaceful qualities of music.

B1h  CD $15.00

ROMANTIC RAGAS
Jnan Ghosh, tabla

Raga Des, Kajri, Raga Madhuvanti.

Represents the aesthetic and spirtual as well as the physical flavors of love. Sachdev adorns and embellishes the notes, creating a stream of romantic impressions

B1g  CD $15.00

LIVE IN NEW YORK
K. Paramjyoti, tabla

Ragas Maru Vihag, Bageshri

Live at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.The sound of the flute echoes through the cathedral. Sachdev takes full advantage to materialize new phrases out of the echoes of old ones.Truly Peaceful and meditative.

B1f  CD

$15.00

LYRICAL GRACE
Jitendra Thakur, tabla

Ragas Jaijaivanti, Hamsadhwani

Performing always with sage-like address, Sachdev's flute pierces the noisy events of the world reclaiming for its lost sense of simplicity and truth.

B1e  CD $15.00

AMAR SANGIT
Swapan Chaudhrui, tabla

This recording displays Sachdev's devotion to the subtleties of the bansuri, and to the spiritual roots of indian music

B1d  CD $15.00

JASMINE NIGHTS
Swapan Chaudhuri, tabla

Ragas Amrit, Jog

Sachdev with his superb technicial artistry makes one feel the jasmine scented evening of summer in the North Indian plains.

B1c  CD

$18.00

ARADHANA
Jnan Ghosh, tabla

Ragas Purya Kalyan, Des, Patdeep.

As Sachdev plays the flute the notes become stronger as thunder compliments lightening. Jnan Ghosh's tabla performance is the perfect companion.

B1b Double
 CD

$20.00

LIVE IN CONCERT
Swapan Chaudhuri, tabla

Raga Madhu Kauns, Dhun (based on Mishra Shiv Ranjani), Raga Rageshri.

In this recording, Sachdev is in his element perfoming live for a thoroughly enraptured audience.

B1a  CD $15.00

 Also Available
G. S. Sachdev
THE BAMBOO BANSURI OF INDIA

2 DVD Set
Instructional DVD - Lecture Demonstration
&
Performance of Indian Classic Music


DEVENDRA MURDESHWAR is a renowned master of the bansuri.

B2a. DEVENDRA MURDESHWAR: Live in the U.S. (Vol. 1) CD $18.00
1. Raga Puriya Kalyan (38:50)
compositions in ek tal (12-beat) and teen tal (16 beat) cycles
2. Raga Jhinjoti (27:36)
compositions in rupak tal (7-beat) and teen tal (16-beat) cycles
B2b. DEVENDRA MURDESHWAR: Live in the U.S. (Vol. 2) CD $18.00
1. Raga Jaijaiwanti (30:48)
compositions in ek tal (12-beat) and teen tal (16 beat) cycles
2. Thumree Piloo (12:36)
3. Bhatiali Dhun (7:17)
B2c. DEVENDRA MURDESHWAR: Live in the U.S. (Vol. 3) CD $18.00
1. Raga Malkauns (38:58)
composition in ek tal (12-beats) and two in teen tal (16 beats)
2.. Raga Darbari Kanhra
composition in teen tal (16 beats) (11:25)
3. Bhairavi Thumree in dadra tal (6 beats) (6:49)


LYON LEIFER studied bansuri with Devendra Murdeshwar and is the author of an instructional playing guide in English for the instrument.

B3a. SUNSET MEMORIES CD $18.00
Live concert at the University of Chicago.
B3b. EVENING RECITAL CD $18.00
Live concert.
1. Rag Yemen (38:27)
2. Rag Bageshri (26:50)
3. Bhairravi Thumree (6:39)


GOUR GOSWAMI is a well-known master bansuri player in India. STEVE GORN is his American disciple.

B4a. THE INDIAN BAMBOO FLUTE: Two Masters in Tradition with Sami Mazumder and Ray Spiegel on tabla. CD $16.50
Traditional bansuri ragas.


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