This is a live performance clip of the Raga Jazz composition by sitar maestro Ashwin Batish. Accompanying him on drum set is his son Keshav Batish and his long time friend and bassist Myron Dove of Santana fame.
For HCM followers .... this composition is based on the ancient raga Chandra Kauns also known as "Purana (older form) Chandra Kauns." It has been played for generations in our gharana. It's presently considered as an ang (deviant / Shadow / Style) raga Bageshri. The more popular version of this raga tends towards the notes of Malkauns but with a Shudha Nishadha instead of the Komal one.There are other version of this raga including a 7 note version relegated to the Agra Gharana. Google "Chandra Kauns" and you will find tons of information on this ancient and beautiful raga.
All music composed by Ashwin Batish (ASCAP) and is copyrighted ©2014 Batish Records (ASCAP). Licensing by Harry Fox Agency, NY, USA
Video Credits and special thanks to:
Carles Gómez MUD Festival, Spain
Festival de Músiques Disperses Lleida, Spain
Café del Teatre Lleida, Spain