Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Madan Kumar Live: Nostalgia

The Gujarat Harmonica Club had the privilege of seeing mouth organ maestro Madan Kumar perform live before a select gathering in Ahmedabad on August 4. He was in his elements and so were the audience who included harmonica players of varied experience.

We all gathered at Bansi Gajjar's home around 9 p.m. After a round of chit-chat, we requested Madan Kumar to play some numbers for us. "Let me start with my all-time favourite song which always triggers off nostalgic memories," he said.

Here is the song - Yaad Kiya Dil Ne Kaha Ho Tum:



Wonderful. This tonguing is unique of Sri Madan Kumara sahab. I have copied this tonguing from him for my rendition of Sawna Ki Ghata song.
Tonguing, Murkiyaan & Chromatic use is the mastery of Madan Sahab.
Apart from this great talent he is a perfect gentleman with highly sober manners.

AMRISH said...

Sir, I meet you personally and I am very much inspired with your playing. I am trying to put your techniques and teaching in my playing style. Your are my true inspiration. Sir visit again and again ......

Radhi said...

I enjoyed listening to this soulfull number played beautifully by Madan Kumarji .

Aflatoon said...

उस्ताद मदन कुमारजी आप लोगों के बीच आये - अदेखाई का विषय है । अब उनसे जुड़ी तमाम पोस्टों की प्रतीक्षा रहेगी । नेट पर उनकी धुनें सर्वप्रथम देने का हक़ आपके क्लब आपके क्लब को ही था ।

Alex Lobo said...

Dear MadanJI

I feel so guilty on missing your visit to Ahmedabad as I was out of town and to be honest has not been attending the practise regularly due to personal commitment to go to church. But I shall follow them closely thru this series which will be uploaded on the net courtsy 2 noble gentlemens who do so for the greater interest of the global harmonica players. Do come again and enrich our club. Love and Miss u a lot

Rohini said...

Dear Shri Madan Kumar
Thank you very much for being with us at Parimal Garden. You played so well, such beautiful melodious old songs. Also thank you for your valuable comments. They will make us improve our style. Whenever you are in Ahmedabad do come again.

Thanking you
Mrs Rohini Jhala
Member-Harmonica Club of Gujarat