Wednesday, 12 May 2010

'Hindustani' Music : Indian Classical or Indian Jazz??

Some people confuse Indian Classical Music by comparing it with Western Classical Music. Infact they both belong to different genres. Indian Classical music relates more to western 'Jazz' music as it is an improvised (spontaniously rendered) music unlike western classical music which is usually precomposed music.

One of the famous examples of Jazz fusion is Pt. Vishwamohan Bhatt and Rye Cooder's album 'Meeting by the River'. In this album both the slide guitar maestros improvise upon three songs and the first song starts with a faster tempo and the last one is a slower one, which sort of catches the flow of a river. This album won them the Grammy award for the best world music album.
Its a worth listening album for all the jazz and fusion music fans.

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