M.R. Gautam – Pandit Taranath: Live in Bombay 1967

CEX19 Shree M.R. Gautam and Pandit Taranath: Live in Bombay 1967
M.R. Gautam, vocal
Unknown, harmonium
Pandit Tarantath, tabla
1 Raag Khat – Jhaptal 18:40
2 Bhairavi –  Chancar 17:43
3 Tuppa – Fast Sitarkhani 3:09
All music by MR Gautam.
Recorded in a private concert in Bombay Novermber 26, 1967
Recorded and produced by Bengt Berger
Mastered by Claes Persson, CRP Recordings
Album cover by Jon Edergren, Spektra Design

This album will be released on August 24, 2017

Khyal maestro M.R. Gautam from Benares had come to Bombay for a private concert in November 1967. Naik, one of my guru Pandit Taranath’s students was accompanying him on tabla. Pandit Taranath was invited for the concert and once there he was asked to ”sit in” for a few pieces and the audience was excited when he sat down on stage and played for some 40 minutes. As there is very little recorded music with any of these famous musicians I’m happy that I brought the Nagra tape recorder and were allowed to record the concert. This album is only available in digital format. Shortly after Pandit Taranath left for the first time for the States, called by Ravi Shankar to teach tablas at his school and later on at Calarts.

More about the album
More about my tabla guru Pandit Taranath
Here is a very good review by Raul da Gama

CEX19 back and front cover


  1. Raag Khat - Jhaptal (18:40)
  2. Bhairavi - Chancar (17:43)
  3. Tuppa - Fast Sitarkhani (3:09)