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Z.M. Dagar – Raga Pancham Kosh / Malkauns


Z.M. Dagar
Raga Pancham Kosh / Malkauns
Naïve Ethnic CD, 1984

1. Raga Pancham Kosh / Malkauns (61’50”)

Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar – Rudra Veena
Manik Munde – Pakhawaj
Philippe Bruiere – Tampura
Ivan Trunzler – Tampura


“The close derivation of Raga Pancham Kosh from Raga Malkauns is exploited here to switch to the latter raga for the dhrupad proper. The latter is of course an older raga with more significant compositions. Although the items are listed separately on the CD, there is only one actual track”

  1. nigel on May 25th, 2009

    Can’t wait to check these out. I had never heard any Rudra Veena stuff until the other day, and I’m really digging it. Thanks so much!

  2. derek on May 25th, 2009

    Damn! Thanks again, Jefre!

  3. Chandan Narayan on May 25th, 2009

    Thanks for posting this, Jefre! ‘member me? Tarentel played one of their first shows with us (Jakarta) at the Art Institute SF. Anyways, great blog.

  4. Jefre on May 26th, 2009

    whats up chandan!!! Where are you?! not in the bay area any more?
    still making music?

  5. william fowler collins on May 26th, 2009

    gorgeous stuff… damn.

  6. Chandan Narayan on May 27th, 2009

    (sorry for posting this to the comments but I don’t have Jefre’s personal email)

    Hey Jefre! Yup, I live in Toronto now but come home to Fremont often to see my family. I’ve been playing music a lot…quiet improvisation with the autoharp. I also have a little record label. I’ve put out an LP by Tetuzi Akiyama/Jeffrey Allport, a CD of Angharad Davies/Jeffrey Allport/myself, and soon an LP of Bonnie Jones/Liz Tonne/Chris Cogburn. Hit me up

  7. jacob on May 30th, 2009

    wow thanks for these zm dagar jems. i had only ever come across 1 record previously. mesmerizingly gorgeous…