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Vaikam Jayachandran @ Sri Sankara Auditorium, Thrissur

Vocal : Vaikam Jayachandran

Violin : Trivandrum N Sampath

Mrudangam : Guruvayoor Sanoj

Ghatam : Elamkulam Deepu

List:

01  ni daya rAdA nIrajAkshi ( varNam) – AndOLika – GNB

02. varasidhi vinAyaka – kAnaDa – HMB ( S )

03.  paripAlaya sarasIruha – pantuvarALi – Swathi Thirunal ( A,N,S )

neraval & swara @ ‘ kamalA rasAnanAbja madhupa kaLakNTha shArnga sharAsana

04.  pAlimpa rAva dELarA – Arabhi – Pallavi Sesha Iyer

05.  sari samAnam deivamulEdani – viTapi – Spensr Venugopal ?  ( set to tune by Sri T M Thyagarajan)   ( A,S )

06.  gOpAlam vidhi gOpAlam – kalyANi – Narayana Theerthar ( A,N,S,T )

neraval & swara @ ‘ gOpI janam gO madhyE vihAram’

07.  mAdhava mAmava dEvA – nIlAmbari – Narayana Theerthar

08.  SLOkam ( krishNAya vAsudEvAya) – dharmavathi? , hindOLam

vagalAdi bOdhana – behAg – Thirupathi Narayana Swamy

09.  pullAy janikkaruthO – sahAna, maNirangu, SubhapantuvarALi – Mavelikkara N Ramanathan

10.  lOkAdhipA kAnthA – yadukula kAmbOji – Kathakalipadam from Dakshayagam

11. Sankara SrIgiri nAda prabhO – hamsAnandi – Swathi Thirunal

12. madhyamAvathi  ( the last stanza of bhAvayAami raghurAmam) – Swathi Thirunal

It was a private setting. People leisurely gathered, after a sumptuous ‘tiffin’ recovering from an afternoon of memorable hindustani concert by young Anoop Krishnan. As the team settled in on the stage with the amplification is trying to cope with the echo of the hall, which they did manage to overcome to some extend, Vaikom Jayachandran and the team started their concert with the GNB varnam. The Muthaiah Bhagavathar’s kAnaDa kriti on lord Ganesha came in with some nice rounds of swarams. The team had came into the groove towards the kAnaDa swaras and the rest of the evening was extremely pleasing despite the kalyani.

Pantuvarali always has the ability to lift a concert to a greater height, especially when sung at the beginning of the concert with neraval and swaras. A short alapana followed by Swathi kriti, delivered brilliantly. The elaborate neraval and some classy rounds of swaras had induced the energy to the concert which stayed such until the end.  One could see a visibly moved Sampath, gesticulating and following every nuances of the neraval and the swara that came in. After an Arabhi filler, came another classy alapana. One was breaking the head to decode the raga, and probable choice was ‘supradeepam’.  The singer came to our rescue, announcing it as viTapi. Violin return was brisk and followed the similar pattern set by the vocalist. The kriti, was told by Sri Jayachandran, was set to tune by his guru, Sri T M Thyagarajan. Few rounds of swara added flair to the raga and kriti.

Kalyani was the main with an elaborate alapana came in all its grandeur. Sampath’s return was equally eloquent. Narayana Theerthar tarangam was a surprise. I havent heard this before. Set to Mishra Chapu, it provided ample scope at the neraval, and full justice was given to the line ‘gopijanam go madhye viharam’. The percussion support, was top class through out. They continued their good run with a well played out tani avartanam.

Post main was largely with popular choice. The kathakali padam in yadukulakamboji stood out from the list, which included the malayalam song pullay janikkarutho ( on a listener demand). he concluded the concert singing the madhyamavathi part of the bhAvayAmi raghurAmam. A beautifully planned and executed concert.

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Posted by on September 2, 2013 in Concert songlist

 

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Vaikam Jayachandran , Satish dhawan Auditorium, IISc Campus, 13 Nov 2010

Vocal : Vaikam Jayachandran

Violin : Aditi Krishnaprasad

Mrudangam : Palakkad Harinarayanan

Songlist:

01 SlOkam ( vakratuNDa) – sAvEri

sarasUDA ( varNAm) – sAvEri – Kottavasal Venkataramana Iyer  ( S )

02 bhajAmahE srI vinAyakam – hamsadhwani – Tulaseevanam ( S )

03 saraswathI namOstutE – saraswati – GNB  ( A,S )

04 kanchadalAyadAkshi – kamalA manOhari – Dikshitar ( S )

05 srI chandraSEkharam smarAmi – viTapi – TaraNi Narayanan Namboodiri ( A )

06 namO namastE gIrvANi – kIravANi  – Dikshitar ( A,N,S )

neraval & swara @ ‘ sumanOpAsita kalyANI ‘

07 nAda tanumaniSam – chittaranjani – Thyagaraja ( S )

08 durusugA kripAjuci – sAvEri – Shyama Shastri ( A,N,S,T )

neraval & swara @ ‘ parama pAvani kripAvani vinutapadasarOja praNatArthi haru rANI’

09 thEruvateppO nenjE  – khamAs – Neelakanta Shivan ( O )

10 srI mAdhavA vAsudEva – behAg – Papanasam Shivan

11 mangaLam – saurAshtram – Thyagaraja

Sri Vaikom Jayachandran and team presented a beautiful concert yesterday at the Satish Dhawan Auditorium in IISc Campus jointly organised by Bheri and Sanskruta Sangha of IISc.

A fantastic kIravAni and a brilliant saveri, adding on the earlier saraswati and Vitapi made the day.  A hamsadhwani kriti by Tulaseevanam, not often heard at this part of the world, begun the process. Saraswati alapana was the first with the popular GNB kriti. Vitapi alapana was elaborate and a krithi on his home diety of Vaikkom Mahadeva Temple, written by the chief priest of the temple was sung. I was given to understand that this kriti was set to tune by Sri Jayachandran himself, and the kriti itself was very good.

KIravANi was fantastic, both alapana were brilliant. While we were anticipating ‘kaligiyunte’, Sri Jayachandran surpriced me with yet another rare kriti. NamO namaste gIrvANi, of Dikshitar was the first time hearing for me.( I have a doubt here : The original , I guess is in rAga gIrvANi ( or ghavambOdi – 43rd Mela).  Jayachandran sang this as keeravani, as far as I know).   Both neraval and the swara was detailed and brilliant.  After the filler of nAda tanumanisam, ( again with a brisk set of swara), he started the main sAvEri alapana. A very detailed and elaborate rendering of the Shyama Shastri kriti was a treat.

Harinarayanan was brilliant through out the day and had a short and good tani avartanam. Young Aditi is very talented and did a great job accompanying the main artists. Her alapana of Keeravani and Saveri were top class.

A memorable concert yesterday by Vaikkom Jayachandran.

 
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Posted by on November 14, 2010 in Concert songlist

 

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Vaikam Jayachandran at Unnati Centre , 2nd November 2008

Vocal : Vaikam Jayachandran

Violin : C N Chandrasekharan

Mrudangam : K U Jayachandra Rao

Song list :

01 Slokam  ( vakratuNDa mahAkAya ) – sAvEri

sarasUDa – sAvEri – Kothavasal Venkataramana Iyer  ( S )

02 varasidhi vinAyakam – kAnaDa – Harikeshanallur Muthaiah Bhagavathar ( O,S )

03 gaNapatE suguNanidhE – janaranjani – Harikeshanallur Mutrhaiah Bhagavathar

04 muddumOmu eLaga – sUryakAntam – Thyagaraja  ( S )

05 srI bhavam chinmayam vandE – garuDadhwani – Harikeshanallur Muthaiah Bhagavathar

06 himagiri tanayE – sudha dhanyAsi – Harikeshanallur Muthaiah Bhagavathar ( A,N,S )

neraval & swaras at ‘ ramA vANi samsEvita sakalE

07 ambA vANi nannu – kIravANi – Harikeshanallur Muthaiah Bhagavathar ( A,N,S )

neraval & Swara at ‘shambarAri vairi sahOdari

08 nAdA tanumaniSam – chittaranjani – Thyagaraja  ( S )

09 sudhAmayi – amrutavarshiNi – Harikeshanallur Muthaiah Bhagavathar

10 sahasrakara maNDitE – vAchaspati – Harikeshanallur Muthaiah Bhagavathar  ( A,S,T )

11 sankara srInidhe nAdaprabhO – hamsAnandi – Swati Tirunal ( O )

12 jayati jayati bhArata mAtha – khamAs – Mayuram Viswanatha Sastry ( short sketch of Raga)

13 pazhani ninru – kApi – Periyaswamy Thuran ( short sketch of Raga )

14 viruttam ( krishNAya vAsudEvAya) – bEgaDa , malayamArutam , behAg

srI madhavA vAsudEva – behAg – Papanasam Sivan

15 venkaTAchala nilayam – sindhubhairavi – Purandaradasa ( O )

16 mangaLam – saurAshtram – Thyagaraja

Sri Vaikam Jayachandran, a prime desciple of Late Sri T.M.Thyagarajan gave a superb performance at the Unnati Center, on their Monthly Series of concert. Conducted on the occation of the 15th death Anniversary of Ramanathapuram C S Sankarasivam, this concert was ‘in memory’ of Sri Sankarasivam and Harikeshanallur Muthaiah Bhagavathar. not surprisingly, a large number fo krithis were chosen with this theme in mind and considering this, the team had performed brilliantly.

All those ragas chosen for detailing ( sudha dhanyasi , keeravani and vachaspati) were very good. Keeravani , especially , was brilliant ( with my softcorner to this raga in particular).  Vachaspati was chosen as main and Jayachandran had some interesting phrases to showcase. C N Chandrasekharan was awesome through out, and had added additional flavour to this concert with some good playing. I also liked Jayachandra Rao , who managed the percussion dept single handedly, and did a splendind tani avartanam.

 
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Posted by on November 3, 2008 in Concert songlist

 

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