The Tamburas of Pandit Pran Nath
The release of this record in the year 2000 marks the inauguration of the Just Dreams imprint. Recorded by La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela in 1982, it is made available now in a limited edition on CD as an homage to their guru. This recording was used by Pandit Pran Nath for his own practice for many years.
Accompanied by a booklet that includes two color and seven black and white photographs as well as extensive documentation prepared by Young and Zazeela regarding the origins and history of the Tambura and its significance in the Indian classical vocal style of Kirana as practiced and taught by Pandit Pran Nath, this 74-minute CD represents Young's best recorded tambura tuning.
In his introduction to the notes, Terry Riley writes, "This recording is an invaluable artifact, destined to become a cherished classic, valued for years to come by those able to appreciate the subtle vibratory qualities of this High Art."
The tamburas are played at Jora Sa 120 Hz, Pa 90 Hz, Kuraj Sa 60 Hz (low B pitch).
This is a custom First CD Edition limited to the number that can be personally supervised by La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela. The 44-page printed booklet and silkscreened disc are packaged inside a double-size plastic CD jewel case.
Suggested Retail Price $24