Saturday, May 22, 2010

Adnan Sami : ecstasy on piano

Adnan Sami has a special command on Indian classical music notes. He developed his musical style and technique on the Piano, evolving a new sound, which he pioneered and ultimately introduced to the world, thus becoming the first person to play Indian classical music on the electric Piano. As a classical concert pianist, Adnan Sami has had the honour of giving performances before heads of governments such as President Mitterand of France, President and Prime Minister of India, President and Prime Minister of Pakistan and Prime Minister of Sweden. Apart from this, Adnan has performed for prestigious music festivals to sold-out stadiums of his concerts all over the world.

Ecstasy, a 1990 album, is part of Adnan Sami's journey into the world of Indian classical music, a world that he, unfortunately, abandoned in the later part of his career. Ecstasy has four tracks including one in Raga Khamaj. I am skipping this one as it has already been featured in one of my earlier posts, and was also part of Adnan's earlier album. It is surprising, but no details about Ecstasy is available anywhere. The whereabouts of the accompanyists, like the Tabla player, are unknown. Can someone find them, please?



Adnan Sami - Raga Bairagi :  Download








Adnan Sami - Folk Tune from N.W.F.P :  Download








Adnan Sami - Dhun in Raga Pilu :  Download








.. more Piano music by Adnan Sami »

Note : N.W.F.P stands for North West Frontier Province, the most northerly province of British India, now in Pakistan.

10 comments:

अशोक कुमार पाण्डेय said...

just Great!

james said...

just a minor correction, baluchistan is not part of NWFP. james

indianraga said...

Thanks for pointing out the error. It stays corrected now.

shama zaidi said...

arshad mahmood who was peoducer emi pakistan will be able to provide details. i will send you his email id later.

shama zaidi said...

arshadm03@gmail.com is arshad's email id. now he teaches at the national academy of performing arts in karachi.

indianraga said...

thanks shama, I'll try contacting him for more info.

Anonymous said...

Indian classical music on the piano is being explored & nurtured very well by 17 yrs old Indian concert pianist Utsav Lal.Huge potential of raga piano music to reach across borders & diverse music lovers & the young pianist is surely making a great contribution...

Anonymous said...

What a treat!! Piano fits just right in Indian classical music.God's gift to Adnan. He should have kept with clasical rather than swaying away in films.
Abhay

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indianraga said...

There is a "Subscribe by Email" link in the side column.

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