Azure Miles Records ~ The Music of Michael Robinson
Cover art is handmade paper from India
1. Alap 14.43
meruvina: piano, Indian bells, rotating drum, rainstick, synthesizer, tanpura
2. First Gat 14.08
meruvina: piano, tabla, dholak, dhol, synthesizer, tanpura
3. Second Gat 14.56
meruvina: piano, tabla, dholak, dhol,synthesizer, tanpura
All music Composed and Programmed by Michael Robinson for performance and recording in real time without any overdubbing or added parts.
Recorded and Mastered by Catharine Wood at the Planetwood Productions studio in Eagle Rock (Los Angeles), California.
Musicians are welcome to perform these compositions with acoustic and/or electronic instruments.
is the sixteenth mela of Karnatic music. It shares the same swaras as Ahir Bhairav
in Hindustani music. It was through Ahir Bhairav, a morning raga, that I first
grasped the awesome grandeur of Pandit Jasraj via several recordings he made.
is an intense interaction between piano and percussion in the fast-moving second
gat. The composite drum is mostly drawn from low-pitched bols, and the lighter-sounding
piano periodically descends into its lower registers, thereby matching the general
pitch range of the percussion.
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