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Tamburas Of Pandit Pran Nath – La Monte Young & Marian Zazeela


Music for the bay area heat wave.

  1. Scott on May 16th, 2008

    Total title misspelling of PPN.

    Its funny because the Kuraj (low) Sa is tuned to 60hz which is very LMY. Though generally I think PPN taught with Jora Sa at either 440 hz (A) or 392 hz or whatever C is. My Terry Riley class was in A. Though it can be whatever. B flat is also very common.

    Also PPN had a special style of tambura you can see in most pictures where he is playing. The gourd is generally a bit larger and has no decoration. They sound amazing. Rik Masterson in PDX has a double one that sounds out of this world that I think he designed.

  2. Jake on January 29th, 2009

    Thank you so much for this post. I’ve been looking for this album for months!

  3. bill fonsetta on December 7th, 2009

    what bitrate is this? i had a 160kbps copy which is terrible for a la monte young recording, especially such a recording like this

    currently downloading a 320kbps copy i found

    which is this one?