Here are all of ashishbihani's jams.
by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Ecstatic! (and improvisation)
Jammed: 2nd Aug 2015
by Mozart | Mitsuko Uchida (Piano & Conductor)
Jammed: 12th Jun 2015
by Geeta Dutt
Music: O. P. Nayyar, Lyrics: Mazrooh Sultanpuri (Google them!) from the 1956 bollywood movie C.I.D. All the six songs of that movie are mind blowing as they ever have been. Music director Amit Trivedi and Singer Suman have covered it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wlGVqIDOOM (trailer of upcoming bollywood movie "Bombay Velvet" directed by Anurag Kashyap.)
Jammed: 13th Apr 2015
by Kishore Kumar and Manna Dey
From 1958 bollywood comedy movie "Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi". Music by legendary musician S. D. Burman, Lyrics by shayar Mazrooh Sultanpuri. Three dudes in the car are Kishore Kumar, Ashok Kumar (Dada) and Anoop Kumar. Simple, intutive, beautiful !!
Jammed: 30th May 2014
Next time I'll share one of his coke studio performances, maybe.
Jammed: 3rd May 2014
My roommate told me about this band 3 yrs ago. Brilliant band. I listened to several songs. Ranging from blues to indian classical music, all performed very well. Here is a playlist-ish link: http://www.parikrama.com/home.html
Jammed: 22nd Apr 2014
by Tagaram Bhil (Algoza), Jalal Khan (Vocals), Kutle Khan (Morchang)
A beautiful song suggested by Manasvi Raghurama Although the lyrics are in my native tongue (marwari) they are hard to figure out in all this echo. (Barish means rain in Hindi)
Jammed: 17th Apr 2014
by Mohammad Rafi
This is from 1964 mainstream bollywood movie, Ghazal. Crafted by Madan Mohan(Music) and Sahir Ludhiyanavi (Lyrics). Very sad urdu composition, sung very well by Rafi sir with everything in solid lucknow andaz. Translation of a line, "I have performed emotions instead of values, I have brought a garland of desires instead of flowers."
Jammed: 13th Apr 2014
by Asha Bhosle and Mahendra Kapoor
Here is the real holi jam guys ! This is from 1959 bollywood art movie "Navrang"(nine colors). The dance sequence here is Kathak, the classical dance style of North India. Music is by C. Ramachandra. I remember watching this song on Doordarshan(only tv channel that I had till year 2000). The starting couplets which are stuffed with consonance, lay the theme for the sequence. And the rest is so beautiful that.... you know what, watch the video ! I haven't got around to watch the movie yet... going to do that very soon.
Jammed: 17th Mar 2014
by Kishore Kumar, Rahul Dev Burman, Sapan Chakraborty & Gulshan Bawra
From 1988 bollywood comedy "Satte Pe Satta". Lyrics by Gulshan Bawra and Music Composed by Rahul Dev Burman. (The title means "where has love brought us".)
Jammed: 16th Mar 2014
by Vinod Rathod
From the 2006 bollywood superhit comedy "Lage Raho Munna Bhai". And an approximate english translation in the same spirit here http://dooleyonline.typepad.com/bollywood/2013/12/its-signed-sealed-delivered-buddy-boy-samjho-ho-hi-gaya-lage-raho-munna-bhai.html
Jammed: 23rd Feb 2014
by M. S. Subbulakshmi
This is from Meera (1947), a hindi remake of a 1945 tamil movie of same name. You can see the beautiful M.S. Subbalaxmi (1916-2004) singing a love song for Lord Krishna in her flawless voice. Sarojini Naidu (A singer, poetess and leading freedom fighter,1879-1949) was deeply moved by her singing and gave this introduction for the Hindi remake: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5GzAh5XgGo Oh, and today would be Sarojini Naidu's 135th birthday(Thanks to Google India) which is how I found this gem.
Jammed: 13th Feb 2014
by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
L. Subramaniam - violin, percussion Hubert Laws - piccolo Jorge Strunz - rhythm guitar Niles Steiner - steinerphone Bob Harrison - electric bass Ron Wagner - drums
Jammed: 6th Feb 2014
by Zeb Bangash, Alia Bhatt
This is from the new Bollywood movie "Highway". All of youtube was swarming with accolades for Alia (whose performance is not bad, actually). But I think Zeb's voice is beautiful and superior. Music by A. R. Rahman, Lyrics by Irshad Kamil (He is a great poet).
Jammed: 27th Jan 2014
by Zeb Bangash, Alia Bhatt
This is from the new Bollywood movie "Highway". All of youtube was swarming with accolades for Alia (whose performance is not bad, actually). But I think Zeb's voice is beautiful and superior. Music by A. R. Rahman, Lyrics by Irshad Kamil (He is a great poet, actually).
Jammed: 27th Jan 2014
by Mohammad Rafi
This folk song is from Godaan (1963) based on Munshi Premchand's great novel of same name. Music is by Pt.Ravishankar, Lyrics by Anjaan (Lalji Pandey). It's been a long time since I heard it last. Sweet, sweet folk music of UP.
Jammed: 23rd Jan 2014
by Muhammad Rafi
This is from 1965 bollywood movie "Nai umar ki nai fasal". Translation of the first para goes like this... "My dreams lie wilted like flowers, my friends hurt me like thorns. And like the Acacia in fall, I've been robbed of my ornaments. Now I stand, I stare, waiting for spring. My caravan has passed and and I continue to stare, at its dusty trail instead"
Jammed: 8th Jan 2014
"Life is a dream.... in a dream what is truth and what is lie" From 1956 bollywood movie "Jagte raho", Drunk guy is Motilal and the bearded beggar is Raj Kapoor. Music : Salil Chowdhary, lyrics : Shailendra Singh.
Jammed: 1st Jan 2014
by Ranjani and Gayatri
Jammed: 13th Dec 2013
by The Bryan Ferry Orchestra
"The Jazz Age" LP © 2012 BMG Rights Management / The Bryan Ferry Orchestra. Popped on my tumblr feed. I assure you that you will fall in love with this at once. :)
Jammed: 12th Dec 2013
by Yusef Lateef
Beautiful ! I wanted to share "Like It is" by Yusef Lateef. http://braintumorblog.tumblr.com/post/69661004919/like-it-is-by-yusef-lateef-fro-the-album-the
Jammed: 11th Dec 2013
by Gabriel Fauré
Jammed: 2nd Dec 2013
by Zakir Hussain, Abbos Kosimov, Rakesh Chaurasia, Ganesh Rajagopalan, Sridhar Parthasarathy, Navin Sharma
Majestic. It's 1 hr 20 min ride. But it is worth it.
Jammed: 3rd Oct 2013
by Siouxsie and The Banshees
The videos which had better quality were not available to share. But this is lovely. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOq2oMgnCAE I just discovered this band. Listened to the whole album. WOW. Beautiful lyrics, Amazing music !
Jammed: 23rd Sep 2013
by A.R. Rahman
From the soundtrack of "Slumdog Millionaire"."Jai Ho" was catchier, but this is a flawless song(Instrumental). Original Track is here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwM0UKQnm9o Mausam means Season. The Sequence is spring, summer, winter, fall. (There is a gorgeous movie by that name, right ?)
Jammed: 8th Sep 2013
by Anoushka Shankar
My last jam was by Pandit Ravi Shankar. Now, a beautiful concert by his gorgeous daughter, Anoushka Shankar. Like the last jam, this is very long. If you have the patience of listening to the whole thing, Congratulations !
Jammed: 11th Aug 2013
by Johann Sebastian Bach
Just started to listen to Bach. WOW.
Jammed: 24th Jul 2013
by Lata Mangeshkar, Naushad, Shakeel Badanyuni
This is from 1957 bollywood blockbuster "Mother India". This was the point where Bollywood film music became a genre, significantly different from classical and folk streams which used to restrict the songs in certain limitations. The critics, back in the day, termed the music as "cheap" and "dissonant". But Naushad went on with his newly adopted style and gave bollywood many evergreen, eternal songs...... which can still be heard in the smorgasbord of stupid, banal songs composed by money-mongering mainstream scoundrels today.
Jammed: 20th Jul 2013
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