This DVD is dedicated to the living legend Padmabhushan Lalgudi G. Jayaraman on the occasion of his 80th birthday. A scion truly spearheading the Lalgudi music bequest, with resolve for pristine purity, lucidity, immaculate laya and melody, Lalgudi G J R Krishnan stands tall as an authentic classical carnatic musician violinist with a rich experience of nearly four decades.
Guru Kaaraikkudi Mani, the legendary mridangam maestro who solemnly aims at faultless naada,meticulousness in Laya, authentic intellectual intricacies, and decorous presentation enriches this unique album by his participation and performance.V. Suresh acknowledged worldwide, for his outstanding technique, profound laya and elegant spontaneity performs Ghatam in this inimitable concert.
The highlight of this concert is the Ragam Tanam Pallavi in Raga Shanumkhapriya in Tisra Tiruputa tala in praise of Lord Muruga set in Chaturasra in Poorvanga (first part) and in Tisra in Utranga (later part). Guru Kaaraikkudi Mani and V Suresh present an unusual Tani Avartanam of shared complexities. The Reduction cycles are independently performed as multiples of 4 counts and 3 counts respectively to the least possible number before culmination.