D.K.Jayaraman

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Post by gb » 18 Feb 2007, 09:06

Hi,
I was amazed when i was searching for a thread on DKJ i found only the DKP, DKJ duo. I want to see more posting on this great masters. Also if anyone can help me with a recording on DKJ's Karthikeya Gangeya.. if anyone knows of any commercial record please mention that cassettes name.
Thanks in advance.
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Post by coolkarni » 18 Feb 2007, 10:53

I have not yet come across karthikeya gangeya by DKJ.
Only karthikeya kamalasana in valaji.
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Post by gb » 18 Feb 2007, 15:21

D. K. Jayaraman
(1928-1991)
D. K. Jayaraman hailed from Kanchipuram. From his teen years to his forties he gave concerts with his sister and guru, Smt. D.K.
Pattamal. After his family moved to Madras in the 1940's, young Jayaraman furthered his musical skills by learning from several well
known masters like Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar, Madurai Mani Iyer, Muthiah Bhagavatar, Rajaratnam Pillai, Papanasam Sivan, Koteeswara Iyer and others.

D.K.Jayaraman was able to establish his individuality as a musician when he started giving solo concerts. He demonstrated singular
creativity when rendering songs. By constant practice and singing, he acquired a pliable voice which he used to its fullest range. Rather shy by nature, he was a down-to-earth, simple man, not given to fanfare. In fact, he used to feel bashful if a large number of his admirers were around him. He was most comfortable in small gathering. Always accomodative, he was thoughtful of his accompanying artistes. He planned his concert well and it is said, he would rehearse his pallavi very thoroughly.

DKJ had a large stock of Muthuswami Dikshitar's, Shyama Sastri's plus Tyagaraja's kritis. Like Kanchipuram Naina Pillai, DKJ used to sing uncommon kritis in rare ragas. A few examples come to mind:

Parvati ninnu - Kalgada (Syama Sastri)
Natimata marachitivo- Devakriya (Tyagaraja),
Shanka-chakra-gadha panim -Purnachandrika (Muthuswami Dikshitar)
Samayamide- Budhamanohari (Muthiah Bhagavatar)

Accolades and honours came to him one after another and the most coveted was the title of Sangita Kalanidhi from the Madras Music
Academy. Unfortunately, he did not live long to cherish the recognition he got from the Music Academy. He died within a month after the title was conferred on him.

His concert repertoire included many Tamil songs. He was instrumental in popularizing compositions of many modern composers like Papanasam Sivan, Periasami Tooran, Tanjavur Sankara Iyer, Surajananda, Neela Ramamurthy, Srivatsa and others. He had a large number of rasikas and trained several disciples. His daughter and his disciple, Sukanya gave vocal support to him in many of his concerts. Other prominant disciples include Vijay Siva, Balaji Shankar and violinist, R. K. Shriramkumar. His son, J. Vaidyanathan is a leading mrudangist.

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Post by gb » 18 Feb 2007, 15:23

This is a great Lec-dec about Dikshithar's composition

http://www.sangeethapriya.org/Downloads ... c_Demo.zip
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Post by gb » 18 Feb 2007, 15:26

This is a cool collection of Papanasam sivans songs
http://www.sangeethapriya.org/~ramanuja ... van%20Day/
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Post by coolkarni » 18 Feb 2007, 15:39

I was lucky to attend a few SpicMacay concerts of DKJ as soon as I came to Chennai in 1981.(Jasraj was the other big bonanza for me)
One thing that struck me (then a rank outsider) was the visual imagery he created , in my mind.Like KVN , he never failed to invoke the image of Temples and presiding deities.There was a kind of precision and authenticity ,that one associates with the sculptures of the temples themselves .
Ayodhya Mandap- all through the 80s... So many concerts .And almost all of them with highly ranked accompanists.

I can feel the humidity , today.The Cool Breeze .A grand Saveri build up.West Mambalites ambling in after an early dinner.The crackle of the bag holding the Betel leaves and the Nuts.Thathas and Paatis galore.UKS surveying the scene like a monarch.VVS in attentive mood and exchanging glances with DKJ.
These images will travel with my soul.

Three decades later , when I notice that the man Casually swinging his bag , crossing the road with his quota of vegetables for the day , is Vijay Siva , I wonder how long back in time connected, is the tune that he is humming.Feel like inching closer and see if it is a Saveri again ??

Another thing that strikes me today about DKJ's music is the large number of krithis I mostly associate with only him, and where I struggle to locate an alternative rendering.
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Post by prashant » 19 Feb 2007, 14:12

coolkarni wrote:Three decades later , when I notice that the man Casually swinging his bag , crossing the road with his quota of vegetables for the day , is Vijay Siva , I wonder how long back in time connected, is the tune that he is humming.Feel like inching closer and see if it is a Saveri again ??
Beautifully said...
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Post by humdinger » 19 Feb 2007, 14:21

coolkarni wrote:I have not yet come across karthikeya gangeya by DKJ.
Only karthikeya kamalasana in valaji.
coolji...is that shareable?
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Post by prashant » 19 Feb 2007, 14:40

Just a small correction: it should be kArtikEya kamalEkSaNa - valaji - Dr. V.V. Srivatsa
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Post by jayaram » 19 Feb 2007, 15:52

brother and sister - what grace!
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Post by coolkarni » 19 Feb 2007, 16:17

humdinger.
definitely yes.
right now just returning from thiruttani after paying my respects to the Lord..
Prashanth.Thanks for the correction and info.
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Post by coolkarni » 19 Feb 2007, 19:12

here it is -Karthikeya - Valaji
http://www.badongo.com/file/2269404

and another interesting track..

06-Thappu Leniyu-Bhowli
http://www.badongo.com/file/2269489
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Post by humdinger » 19 Feb 2007, 22:35

amazing valaci...thanks a lot Kji...for the bonus as well :)
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Post by knandago2001 » 19 Feb 2007, 22:36

My personal favorites are his renditions of "Smarane onde saalade" (Malayamarutam), "Rama baana" (Saveri), "Nannu brochutaku" & "Sri Krishnam bhaja (Todi), "Rakshabettare" (Bhairavi), "Hiranmayeem" (Lalita), "Ramachandra" (Neelambari), "Hey kamakshi" (Yadukulakamboji), "Chede buddhi maanura" (Atana).....
DKJ has also been the tunesmith for a number of Kovai Subri's compositions.
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Post by vijay » 19 Feb 2007, 23:54

My favourites

Chennithodi - Harikambhoji
Sri Raghuvara - Kambhoji
Nee Sati - Sri Ranjani
Sri Nathadi - Mayamalavagowla
Sri Valli - Natabhairavi

Many of his commercial releases feature UKS - a super combo!
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Post by mri_fan » 19 Feb 2007, 23:58

I have a commercial recording of Karthikeya by DKJ. The CD is titled "Sangeetha Kalanidhi" and it features the following artists

Dk Jayaraman
Sukanya Sankararam
Balaji Shankar

Violin: R.K. Sriramkumar
Mridangam J. Vaidhyanathan
Ghatam: S. Karthick

Also in the CD is: Tharunam Eedhamma, Parvathi Pathim, Chantithodi Theve, Sendril Andavan, Puruhara Nandana, Theliyalero Rama, Karthikeya, Mannum Emayamalai, Madhiyalvittha Ganagi
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Post by rganesh » 20 Feb 2007, 06:09

Hi, I am new in this forum. A short clip of an interview with Sri Vijay siva on his guru.
Ganesh
http://file.uploadr.com/cbd4
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Post by coolkarni » 20 Feb 2007, 07:47

http://www.badongo.com/file/2272625

Sada_Neepada-Todi--Thirupparkadal-Raghu.mp3

lovely track
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Post by knandago2001 » 21 Feb 2007, 10:25

coolkarni sir,

Many thanks for that recording of Sada Neepada by DKJ. It is indeed awesome! Whose composition is it? I must have listened to it at least a dozen times just last night alone - kept my parents awake till 2 in the morning!! I'd very much like to get the lyrics, if possible. Just a guess, is it by Spencer Venugopal? Regards,

Nandagopal
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Post by coolkarni » 21 Feb 2007, 10:47

nandagopal
My speciality runs only till the uploading part.
The answers you look forward to-are right up the streets of other specailists here.Lji must have finetuned his reply by now.
I agree -It is such a wonderful track.will try and ferret out, more tracks like these.
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Post by meena » 21 Feb 2007, 10:53

knandago2001

Comp. of Spencer R.Venugopal
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Post by mantra » 21 Feb 2007, 11:10

Ganesh,
Do you have the entire interview? Please do not post if it was commercially released.
Regards
Shyam
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Post by Lakshman » 21 Feb 2007, 20:38

sadA nI pAdayugamulanE. rAgA: tODi. Adi tALA.

P: sadA nI pAdayugamulanE gatiyani ninnu neranammitini
A: sudhA mAdhurya mrdu bhASiNi amba sundari karuNa
jUci nannu paripAlincuTaku inta tAmasamA amba krpAkari
C: mAdhava sOdari amba mahA tripurasundari samAna
rahitE padAmbujamulanu nE sharaNaNTini Adarinci
brOcuTaku samayamidE nA cintalanu dIrcci anAthuDaina
nannu rakSimpanu inka dayarAdA amba krpAkari
(madhyamakAla)
nE nI dAsuDanE gadA marivErevaru gati vAdA
dEvi nI divya mahimalu niratamu vinu sadA
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Post by prashant » 22 Feb 2007, 20:42

The rendition of the tODi krithi is just enchanting!!! His child-like enthu comes through so beautifully in everything he sings...
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Post by jayaram » 23 Feb 2007, 03:07

Aha, 'samAna rahite' - lovely swarAkshara! The DKP-DKJ bani has so much soukhyam...

Thank you, Cool-ji, for that beautiful piece.
And great pakkam: Viraraghavan + Raghu! Seems like an interesting kutcheri. Do you have a listing of the songs included in this concert?
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