[1999 - AMIGO 901]

Ram Narain: Raga Puria-Kalyan

1999 Amigo's 900-series of Indian Classical Music

Amigo 901 Raga Puria-Kalyan
1. Alap
2. Gat in Vilambit Teental
3. Gat in drut Teental

Pandit Ram Narayan, brother of Chatur Lal (the first tabla player to impress the western world on a larger scale in the company of Ravi Shankar), ranks as the most eminent sarangi player of today. His novel style of musical expression has changed the role of the sarangi forever, from that of an accompanying instrument to a full grown solo instrument. Take particular note of his alap in Puria Kalyan, perhaps the best this writer has heard him play.

The last existing copies of this album are available from Country & Eastern.


  1. Raga Puria-Kalyan - Alap (24:58)
  2. Raga Puria-Kalyan - Gat In Vilambit Teental (13:31)
  3. Raga Puria-Kalyan - Gat In Drut Teental (6:19)


Pandit Ram Narayan, sarangi
Suresh Talwalkar, tabla
Hans Isgren, tamboura

Recorded in Stockholm, November 23, 1974
Recording engineer  Nils Edström
Original producers – Hans Isgren, Jörgen Adolfsson
Re-release producers – Göran Petersson, Bengt Berger

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The Amigo 900-series of Hindustani classical music is not available in digital format, indeed these 7 cd’s are the last remaining copies of these classical recordings with great north indian maestros.

Here is a video of Ramnarain with Suresh Talwalkar from Shiraz Arts Festival