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Artist: KHAN, USTAD HAFIZULLAH
Title: Khalifa Kirana Gharana-Sarangi
Format: CD
Label: Just Dreams
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"RE-RELEASE from the Just Dreams label--a true CD, not CD-R. First recording released by the late Sarangi Master,Khalifa and son of Ustad Abdul Wahid Khan of the Kirana Gharana. Exquisite intonation, pure tone, graceful command of the bow, effortless speed over the complete range of three octaves." - Just Dreams. "Tradition, love and devotion-a beacon of the Kirana Gharana in our time." --La Monte Young. 2000 release on La Monte Young and Marian Zazeelas label.
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Artist: PRAN NATH, PANDIT
Title: Midnight / Raga Malkauns
Format: Double CD
Label: Just Dreams
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
2002 release. "New 2-CD commercial release from Just Dreams, Inc. Two full-CD recordings of Raga Malkauns by Pandit Pran Nath, accompanied by full texts of the vocal compositions presented in Devanagri script, phonetic English, word-by-word translation, and poetic interpretation by Sri Karunamayee, a longtime senior disciple of the Master." - Just Dreams. 2002 release on La Monte Young and Marian Zazeelas label. Disc one feaures Pran Nath, Terry Riley, Ann Riley and Simone Forti, recorded in SF, 1971. Disc two features Pran Nath, La Monte Young, Marian Zazeela and K. Paramjyoti, recorded in NYC, 1976. Very highly recommended!

Artist: PRAN NATH, PANDIT
Title: Ragas Of Morning & Night
Format: CD
Label: Just Dreams
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
“At long last, La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela reissue this seminal, hugely influential album on their Just Dream imprint, the legendary recording from 1968 India of Pandit Pran Nath titled Ragas Of Morning & Night. The original studio session was produced in New Delhi, February 1968, by Jimi Hendrix associate Alan Douglas, it features recordings of "Raga Todi" and "Darbari", which showcase Pran Nath at his prime. Pran Naths exquisite control between microscopically fine degrees of pitch can be easily heard in the former. The first two thirds of the piece is performed slowly and delicately, each sinuous line being given careful weight and consideration. When, in the final few minutes, the pace quickens there is a startling sense of unfolding possibilities, almost an embarrassment of riches after the earlier rigour. The second raga follows a similar structure but the tonal center is entirely different; instead of the plaintive almost keening quality of the morning raga, we hear a calmer, more accepting feeling, as though the singer has graciously acceded to what has occurred that day. This time when the tempo picks up its as if the singer has gotten a second wind late in the day and is suddenly full of joyous energy. The effect of Pran Naths quivering lines and immensely complicated vocal arabesques is liberating enough. When he goes head to head with the tabla player for some intricate sparring, ones jaw tends to drop. Ragas of Morning and Night is a wonderful recording and would serve as a fine introduction both to this musician and to this particular style of singing as well.

"He was a living encyclopedia of the ancient traditional compositions," La Monte Young once said. "And he had an extraordinary knowledge of the proper delineation of each raga." Ragas are connected to certain times of day, seasons and other natural and personal associations, and Pandit Pran Nath insisted on performing them at the appropriate times. A living repository of thousands of obscure ragas, many of which have probably become extinct with his death in 1996, Pran Nath devoted much of his later years to teaching. He numbered La Monte Young, Terry Riley and Jon Hassell among his long time students, who were fascinated by pure intonation and microtones and who were pioneers of Minimalism, and through them his unique phrasing and melodic sensibility have filtered into contemporary composition. Additionally, excellent and detailed liners notes by La Monte Young are included.

For a decade and a half, Pran Nath lived in Young and Zazeelas loft for a good part of each year, and the New York night owls were typically required to rise at 3am each day to prepare tea for their teacher, who slept at the other end of the loft. He would then perform his riaz (practice) and give them a lesson - if he chose to.

"He was the head of the household recalls La Monte Young. "We were not allowed to have friends. We had to give up everything - rare ly did we even get to vis i t our parents. He was very protective of us and extremely possessive of us. But we got the reward. The reward is, if you make the guru happy, then you get the lessons." - Just Dreams. Remastered CD edition, 500 copies.

Artist: YOUNG, LA MONTE/MARIAN ZAZEELA
Title: The Tamburas of Pandit Pran Nath
Format: CD
Label: Just Dreams
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"2-tambura performance by Young & Zazeela of Youngs best recorded tuning -- an homage to their guru. Sa 120 Hz, Pa 90 Hz, Kuraj Sa 60 Hz (Bb pitch). With extensive 44-page printed booklet, including 2 color and 7 black & white photos, all packaged inside a double-wide CD jewel case. (JD001) Single CD." - Just Dreams. Early 80s recordings. 1999 debut release on La Monte Young and Marian Zazeelas label. Re-pressed!

Artist: YOUNG, LA MONTE/MARIAN ZAZEELA
Title: The Well-Tuned Piano in The Magenta Lights (87 V 10 6:43:00 PM - 87 V 11 01:07:45 AM NYC)
Format: DVD
Label: Just Dreams
Country: USA
Price: $126.00
"The 6-hour 24-minute continuous performance of the Young and Zazeela collaborative masterwork videotaped on May 10, 1987 during the La Monte Young 30-Year Retrospective presented by MELA Foundation in New York City.  Encoded to a single 401 minute DVD for non-stop play.  Following the sale of the Advanced Preview Limited Edition (now out of print) Just Dreams has made available this First Limited Edition of 240 copies, in a "super jewel box" style DVD case with a magazine-size booklet. MELA is now able to offer this DVD at a new lower price." -Just Dreams.
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