England – Audiorec has released Blish,
the latest album by Pandit Samaresh Chowdhury. He is one of very few
distinguished, younger generation classical vocalists from India. Polished as it
is, his vocal technique is primarily a testament to the rigorous training and
grooming of his early years. Son of the famous “Sangeetacharya” (an honorific
title for great accomplishment in music), the late Amaresh Chowdhury, Samaresh
Chowdhury began his early training under the strict supervision of his
illustrious father.Later, he entered into pupilage with the world-famous sitar maestro Pandit Ravi
Shankar who swiftly recognized his talent and deep commitment to classical
music. His ability to bring a refined freshness and spontaneity to raags (a.k.a.
ragas) that have already been sung thousands of times over hundreds of years,
made Samaresh Chowdhury, with his extraordinary range and control over the
octaves, stand out for listeners and critics, alike.
Blish (Audiorec 766032 1059-2, 2004) includes Raag Todi,
Raag Kukav-Bilawal, and Raag Anand Kalyan.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.