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Music, mind & Bombay Jayashri
Bombay Jayashri explores music with the mind. For long, she was under the tutelage of violinist Lalgudi G Jayaraman. And, her proficiency in Hindustani music is a huge plus. Not surprisingly, her RTPs (ragam, tanam and pallavi) are a favourite among the Carnatic music buffs. Inspiring RTPs with dvi- or tri-raga pallavis and quick gear-shifting transition to Hindustani ragas have in many ways sort of fortified her elevated status in the Carnatic music world. Her concert for The Music Academy on December 20, 2017 was traditional in approach, and marked for elegance in presentation. The unhurried countenance (what they call sowkhyam) often times leads one to compare her to legendry MS (M.S. Subbulakshmi), the queen of Carnatic music.

Season 2017 has seen a subtle transformation in the artiste in Jayashri. Even as she stuck to the traditional style, there is a well-articulated attempt to make it an all-inclusive music by taking up Tamil kritis of Papanasam Sivan and others. Her expertise in rendering Thyagaraja and Dikshitar kritis are well known. At the Academy, her Bhairavi piece stole the thunder. The Begada was no less beautiful.Jayashri didn’t try acrobatics in swara exposition during the RTP phase. Her music was simply scintillating. The pallavi line in raga Bhairavi - “Lalithe Sivavanithe Varadevathe Sowbagyade Mam Pahi” - was exquisitely articulated. "Va Muruga "(Begada) was exhilarating. Jayashri started the evening concert with a Suddha Dhanyasi varnam “Sri Raja Matangi” of Muthiah Bhagavathar. Anupama Gunambudi (Atana) of Thyagaraja and `Paramapavana Papa Mochana" (Misu Krishna Iyer) were aesthetically rendered. “Vasudeva Sutham” and Alokaye of Narayana Tirtha in Charukesi bore the Jayashri brand. She signed off with a Hamir Kalyani thillana.

Accompanists Mysore V. Srikanth (violin), Manoji Shiva (mridangam) and B.S. Purushotham (kanjira) played a perfect foil to make the concert a rich experience for the audience.

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