About two days after arriving in India I decided to seek out a sitar Guru in the town of Udaipur as I wanted to learn how to play the sitar. It so happened that the great bansurimaster Hariprasad Chaurasia was playing a concert in the city palace a few days later. The concert was invitation only and my Guru, being one of the top musicians in town, had recieved a couple of invitation cards. He passed one of these on to me. So it happened that at the first concert I ever saw of Indian music I ended up seated right behind the King of the Mughals watching the greatest flautist in all of India! I was amazed at how expressive a simple bamboo-pipe with holes in it could be. A few months later I picked up a Bansuri and it, rather than the sitar, came to be my main Indian instrument. I recorded the song 'Flute of Krishna' with the help of my Bansuri and my old Ensoniq EPS sampler a couple of years later.
from Complete Pack
released February 26, 2010
Written, performed & recorded by Jonas Einarsson.
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