Lalgudi G Jayaraman

Lalgudi G Jayaraman needs no introduction to any carnatic music lover and hence no comments from him except for a couple of memories.

The first time I heard him with G J R Krishnan was in Kala Sagaram in Secunderabad, in the seventies; the concert was in an open area with the stage alone having some shelter of sorts. Half way thru the concert, the rain gods opened up; the organizers quickly moved the artists and the audience to a large class room at Keys High School and the concert continued. I believe it was just around the time G J R Krishnan was getting into the concert rounds and the back forth between the father and son during the swaraprastara for the main Bhairavi (i can remember only the ragam) drew a whole lot of oohs and aahs from the audience now closely seated to the artists.

After that I had the pleasure of listening to him various places, the last one being at Cleveland Aradhana probably 10 years ago.

with Srimati Brahmanandam and Palghat Mani Iyer

  • varNam – bhairavi – aTa
  • evarani – dEvamrutavarshiNi
  • nannupAlimpa – mOhanam
  • amrivErE – Anadabhairavi
  • karuNa samudrA – dEvagaNdhAri
  • ??? – dhanyAsi
  • mOkshamu galadA – sAramati (incomplete)
  • RTP – kAmbhOji (some other music in background) – incomplete

with Srimati Brahmanandam & U K Sivaraman

  • varNam – reetogowla – aTa
  • sri mahAgaNapatim – gowLa
  • ora joopu cEti – kannaDagowLa
  • eesa pAhimAm – kalyANi
  • lalitE – bhairavi
  • mahita pravrudda – kAmbhOji
  • gati neevani – tODi
  • deva sri tapastreerthApura – madyamAvati

with Srimathi Bramhanandam & U K Sivaraman

  • varNam – nalinakAnti
  • siddhi vinAyakam – shanmukapriyA
  • duDukugala – gowLa
  • banTureeti – hamsanAdam
  • manasA eTulO – malayamArutam
  • O rangasayi – kAmbhOji

with Srimathi Bramhanandam & Palghat Mani Iyer

  • Sankari Neeve, Begade
  • Brochevarevare, Sri Ranjini
  • Sarasiruhasana, Mukhari
  • Ide Bhagyamu, Kannada
  • Lavanyarama, Poornashadjam
  • Manasuvishaya, Nattaikuranji

with G J R Krishnan & Karaikudi Mani

  • varNam – bowLi
  • vAraNa muka – hamsdwani
  • jAnaki ramaNa – suddhaseemandini
  • janani ninnuvinA – reetigowLa
  • ADamODi galadE – chArukEsi
  • nee irangAyenil – aTANA
  • mATi mATiki – mOhanam
  • sri kAntimati – hEmavati (incomplete)

at Hanumat Jayanti, Nanganallur

  • endarO mahAnubhAvulu – sri
  • brOvabAramA – bahudAri
  • ADamODi galadE – chArukEsi
  • durmArgacharA – ranjani
  • brOchevArevarurA – kamAs
  • rAmachandram bhAvayAmi – vasantA
  • sukhi evvarO – sahAnA
  • mAmava paTTAbhirAmA – maNirangu
  • various
  • sAdinchanE – Arabhi
  • jAnaki ramaNa – suddhaseemandini
  • brOva bAramA – bahudAri
  • rAma nee samAnamevaru – karaharapriyA
  • marugElarA – jayantasri
  • sukhi evvarO – kAnaDA
  • rArA rAjeevalOcahana – mOhanam
  • hecharika kAgA – yadukula kAmbhOji
  • RTP – shanmukapriyA
  • various
  • varNam – neelAmbari
  • ninnu cheppakAraNa – mandhAri
  • dwaitamu sukamA – reetigowLa
  • nADADina mATa – janaranjani
  • EkAmbrEsa nAyikE – karanATaka suddhasAvEri
  • vaddanE vAru – shanmukapriyA
  • karpagamE – madyamAvati
  • RTP – mOhanam & ranjani
  • various
  • varNam – kannaDA
  • manasukaruga – hamsadwani
  • terateeyakarAdA – gowLipantu
  • EkAmbrEsa nAyikE – karnATaka suddha sAvEri
  • giripai – sahAnA
  • sri venkaTa – suruTi
  • chintayamAm – bhairavi
  • various

with Karaikudi Mani & G Harishankar

  • varNam – neelAmbari
  • rAgasudhArasa – AndOlikA
  • sankari neevE – bEgaDA
  • nidhichAla – kalyANi
  • janani ninnu vina – reetigowLa
  • RTP – keeravANi
  • various
  • varNam – kannaDA
  • ragunAyaka – hamsadwani
  • kamalAmbikAyAm – Ananda Bhairavi
  • sankari sankuru – sAvEri
  • annapoorNE – sAmA
  • ambavANi – keeravANi
  • sarasa sAma dAna – kApinArAyaNi
  • sukhi evvarO – kAnaDA
  • kA vAvA – varALi
  • RTP – bilahari
  • various

with G J R Krishnan, Vellore Ramabhadran & T. H. Vinayakaram

AIR National Program

  • EkAmrEsa nAyikE – karnATaka suddhasAvEri
  • rAnidi – manirangu
  • kA guhA – kOsalam
  • gati neevani – tODi
  • tillAnA – vAsanti

with G J R Krishnan & Trichy Sankaran – New York, 1983

  • varNam – bowLi
  • orajoopu – kannaDagowLa
  • tAmadam tagAdayyA – mOhanakalyANi
  • anupama guNAmbudhi – aTANA
  • janani ninnuvinA – reetigowLa
  • sarasa sAmadana – kApinArAyaNi
  • sAmaja varagamana – hindOLam
  • RTP – bEgaDA
  • various

Lalgudi Jayaraman & Emani Sankara Sastry
with Madirimanglam Swaminathan, V Nagarajan and T H Vinayakaram

  • varNam – nATakurunji
  • sObillu – jaganmOhini
  • swara rAga sudhA – sankarAbaraNam
  • RTP – simhendramadyamam