Noted Sitarist Ustad Rais Khan passes away.

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Noted Sitarist Ustad Rais Khan passes away.

Post by Sanjeeb » Sat May 06, 2017 7:16 pm

Just came to know noted Sitarist Ustad Rais Khan passes away.
One of the luminaries of his rank and file.

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Re: Noted Sitarist Ustad Rais Khan passes away.

Post by desh » Mon May 08, 2017 6:24 pm

Almost 20 years ago Ustad Rais played in Toronto. Below is description from the concert announcement:

The legendary artist of "singing sitar" or gayaki ang, and nephew of Ustad's Vilayat and Imrat Khan. Ustad Rais Khan, now living in Pakistan, is a sitarist of the very highest calibre. His style is distinctive for it's delicacy and fine control.

IMO, the statements above very well describe Ustad Rais Khan as a sitar player. I would add that to this his combination of powerful taans, unexpected improvisations , and outstanding gamak which made him an exceptionally exciting player to listen to.

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