Saregama releases ‘Tera Bayaan Ghalib’; Ghazals of Mirza Ghalib by Gulzar and late Jagjit Singh
An ode from a music maestro to his legends. Music virtuoso Gulzar Saab has released ‘Tera Bayaan Ghalib’, where the genius has recited letters and ghazals of legendary Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib. With Gulzar saab reading portions of letters, the album has music & ghazals by late music luminary Jagjit Singh.
The album launched by Saregama is also a tribute dedicated to the fond memories of Jagjit Singh. Present at the occasion were actor Vidya Balan, singers Anup Jalota, Rekha Bharadwaj, Bhupinder & Mitali Singh, Talat Aziz, Raageshwari, Salim Arif and others.
The album begins with a poem by Gulzar Saab which he wrote as a personal tribute after Jagjit Singh passed away. Gulzaar saab is the voice of Ghalib, while the album is conceived and scripted by Salim Arif. Urdu letters of Ghalib written to his friends, pupils and benefactors became a ready source to provide a glimpse into the personality of the legend. This heritage of Urdu literature constitutes a body of work that documents his times and concerns as well as throws light on his state that leads to his poetic manifestations.
In 2011, Jagjit Singh turned 70 with one of his wishes, which was to revisit Ghalib and create a new album that should be something more than just compilation of his Ghazals. The album that was to be a celebration of Jagjit Singh’s 70th year – what was conceived as a commemorative album with a concert in Ballimaran house of Ghalib on his birthday in old Delhi in December end 2011,has now become a humble homage and tribute to him.
Saregama India business head-music Adarsh Gupta said, “Mirza-Ghalib is considered to be the father of modern Urdu prose and the unparalleled icon of poetry. This album has two iconic legends of our times, Jagjitji and Gulzar Saab creating an experience devoted to the legacy of Ghalib. With Jagjitji’s everlasting music and voice and Gulzaar saab reciting Ghalib’s works, ‘Tera Bayaan Ghalib’, is an absolute must for all the ghazal afficandos.”