MAHALINGAM, T.R. - MALI: ESSENTIAL RECORDINGS OF CARNATIC BAMBOO FLUTE 1969-70 (2CD)


"We are pleased to announce the reissue, on double 12-inch vinyl and double CD, of two classic 1969 and 1970 LP releases from Indian bamboo flute legend T.R. Mahalingam, known as "Mali" to his fans. Born in Tamil Nadu in 1925, Mali was a true original whose musicality revolutionized Indian flute playing, elevating the instrument from its folk origins to the heights of art music, imbued with spirituality, without losing vitality or succumbing to the blandishments of fame. Mali was a beguiling combination of virtuosity, spirituality and rebelliousness, and his music reflects this, and much more. Legendary in India, Mahalingam was very influential in Europe and North America also, especially among composers including La Monte Young and Terry Riley. Olivier Messiaen, another bird lover, was keenly interested in Mali's music, and one may hear this influence in a number of Messiaen's pieces. So, a legend. A master. And beyond words." (label info)
in stock | JP| 2010| EM RECORDS | 19.90


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