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Nikhil Banerjee – Discography


Last update 17th October 2018.


Author – Alan Tootill.

Free use may be made of this discography but any reproduction or holding on other websites should be accompanied by an author credit, please, and a link to my email address alan@nikhilbanerjee.uk and to the web site www.nikhilbanerjee.uk


This discography includes what I know about LP/Cassette/CD recordings of Nikhil Banerjee, presented by label.


The earlier recordings were on EMI and related company LP issues, many subsequently reissued on cassette then CD.  These provide a fair account of studio recordings with a limited performance timespan imposed by the medium. (Nikhil Banerjee is said to have disliked performing this way).


The mid-90s saw the release of some interesting AIR (All India Radio) material.


More recently the companies Raga Records and Chhanda Dhara have released an extraordinary series of CDs of Nikhil’s live performances, which are the best guide to the actual concert experience of listening to this great sitar exponent, who is often regarded as the 20th century’s master of the instrument and its music.


Anthologies and compilations with a mixture of Nikhil Banerjee  and other artists’ recordings were previously largely ignored where the tracks on these are included within the solo albums below.  But since, in particular, the RPG/Saregama CD collection represents now a substantial block of what is currently available to purchasers I have included a summary of these.


Track lengths are given, usually as total length for multi-track CD versions. Cassette or LP track lengths are necessarily approximate.


Many or most of these issues are out of print. The Raga Records archive is a notable exception.


Please advise any errors/additions. 



78RPM - Unknown publisher

78 rpm record with Ali Akbar Khan for the Bengali film "Khudito Pashan" 1960.

A precomposed musical piece for a kathak dance sequence.

Thumri by Amir Khan on reverse.



AIR Immortal Series SICCD aka T series (CDS)

“Fond Memories” An All India Radio Archival release


SICCD 064 AIR 1 1962-66 issued 1995

Rageshree with Karamatullah Khan   08.05.1962                        31:07                                                  

Miyan ki Todi with Karamatullah Khan 24.10.1965                       26:44                                        

Nat Bhairav with Gyan Prakash Ghosh 24.12.1966                     18:38                                         


SICCD 065 AIR 2 28.03.1967 issued 1995                                 

Bhatiyar with Shyamal Bose                                                       28:56                                     

Thumri Pilu with Shyamal Bose                                                  28:20                                 


SICCD 066 AIR 3 1965 issued 1995                                          

Desi with Karamatullah Khan 28.02.1965                                    43:22

Maru Bihag with Shyamal Bose 10.05.1965                                19:06                                  


SICCD 067 AIR 4 1960/70 issued 1995 

Chandra Kauns with Shyamal Bose 04.10.1970                          28:59                                                     

Hem Bihag with Shyamal Bose 02.09.1960                                 28:46                                                           


SICCD 068 AIR 5 1970 issued 1995

Bilaskhani Todi with Shyamal Bose 10.04.1970                           60:45


SICCD 027 AIR  Immortal Series An All India Radio Release

Recorded ? issued 1992

01 Desh with Samta Prasad                                                       34:38                                     

02 Mishra gara with Premballabh                                               13:07                               

03 Rachna thumri ang with Chatur Lal                                        10:51                                  

04 Rachna Khamaj thumri with Samta Prasad                            11:41                     


AIR Akashwani Sangeet issued 2006, recorded “mid 1970s”


01 Bhatiyar                                                                               29:02

02 Bhairav                                                                                28:53

No tabla credit?


Amiga GDR 1986


Master of the Sitar LP AMIGA 856202

1 Nat Bhairav                                                                            23:20

2 Tabla solo Teental                                                                  12:32

3 Baul Melody                                                                           12:09

Another version of the Chhandra Dhara SP 7082



Amigo  Stockholm 1975 LP plus CD rereleases

AMLP 822 Pilu AMLP 831 Desh    rel 1977/1979   Live concerts Sweden                           

BRGP1042/3 Oriental Records rel 1983 US (lp labels swapped in error)

Desh with Anindo Chatterjee     rec 19/11/75                                         53:25                                                                   

Pilu with Anindo                         rec    19/11/75                                      54:30

Also released by Audiorec on CD as ARCD 2005 (1989) and ARCD 2007 (1993) Also see Esperance

Re-released by Amigo on CD as AMCD  904 & 905 in 1999/2001 resp.                   

“These two CD's are still available from Country & Eastern records, Sweden at the very reasonable price of £5.
In my opinion the remastering of Piloo is better on the AMCD 904 than on the Audiorec version of same.” (quote L.F. June 2011)




AMMP9405 Signature Series Vol 4 Nikhil Banerjee Ali Akbar Khan 1973 cassette rereleased on CD

Original LP Connoisseur Society CS2055 1973                          

Nikhil Banerjee Ali Akbar Khan –

Manj Khamaj   with Mahapurush Misra                                       21:27                                                          

Misra Mand     with Mahapurush Misra                                       21:30



Atlantis Magnasound cassette and CD reissues



C3HI0631 Magnasound The Legend Lives On  cassette issued 1993

No tabla player credited on cassette, reissued on CD D3H10631 1996 OMI music May 21 1996

01 Chandrakauns  (with Shyamal Bose 1970 – see SICCD 067 above) 28.31

02 Ahir Bhairav      (probably with Keramatulla Khan, unknown date)    29.00

Released as DSAV1054 Music CD 1995 Made in UK

Pandit Nikhil Banerjee appears on this album courtesy of Mrs. Roma Banerjee”

And “Classical Treasures” Vol 1 EMI 2001 5099964239729 track lengths listed 29.06 29.39 <br>

Marketed and distributed by Virgin Records (India)

CD re-released in 2000 as AMCD002


ANC003 Maestro Atlantis Music Classical Heritage of India cassette issued 2000

Marketed by BMG Crescendo

No tabla player credited, date unknown  – reissued cd DSAV 1039 (Multitone, Prestige, BMG)

also D3HI0623 & AMCD003

And “Classical Treasures” Vol 2 EMI 2001

01 - Khambaz                                                                           14:38

02 - Yaman Bilawal                                                                    19:31                                                     

03 - Miyan ki Todi                                                                      22:36




BANDALOOP  - OHRWASCHL Live Concert release 2000 CD

Gara                 with Shankar Lal 1973                                       44:38


Hemant            with Shankar Lal 1973                                       70:54

Munich Live


Bandaloop Production



BASF/Harmonia Mundi (Freiburg) vinyl 20-29101-4

Tabla player Faiyaz Khan date not known (possibly 1972?)

01 - Charukeshi                                                                         23:05

02 - Bhairavi                                                                             23:49




Biswas Records BIS62  Musician's Musician issued 1997

Now part of Navras

No tabla player credited, date unknown.  Abhijit Banerjee on tabla  Alternative title Pandit Nikhil Banerjee Lives Forever/The Best Sitar Player.

Wolverhampton, England 1984

01 - Charukeshi (CD 1)                                                              70:49                                               

02 - Shyam Kalyan (CD 2)                                                         67:53            


Chhanda Dhara SNCD CD series (and SP LPs)


Alltime Classic Special Birthday Anniversary Release 2003

SNCD 70203 Special Birthday Anniversary Release Vol 1

Bageshree 01 alap                                                                    17:38                                           

Bageshree 02 rupak and tintal with Ustad Faiyaz Khan                40:13

1971 Koln              


SNCD 70803 Special Birthday Anniversary Release Vol 2

01 Behag with Ustad Faiyaz Khan                                              28:42                                                                                                                   

02 Pancham se Gara  with Ustad Faiyaz Khan 1971 Koln            19:33

03 Pahadi  with Anindo Chaterjee                                               14:32

Also released as SNCD 701/702


Indias Maestro of Melody Live Concert Series


SNCD 71198 Live Concert Vol 1 Malkauns released 1998  Probably 1982

Malkauns-Alap,Jor,Gats slow-medium teental                             61:36

with Samir Chatterjee   live at Bath England                                                 


SNCD 70499 Live Concert Vol 2 released 1998

Hemant Alaap                                                                           21:39                        

Hemant gats                                                                             38:00

 with Anindo Chatterjee live Tubingen 1975                                                                                  


SNCD 70600 Live Concert Vol 3 released 2000  (see also CDNF150423 & CDNF150424 below for this performance)

01 Marwa alap jor                                                                     43:10             

02 Puriya Kalyan gats not purabi                                              34:50

with Swapan Choudhuri AACM San Rafael 12 Oct 1985


SNCD 70900 Live Concert Vol 4 released 200?

01 - Light classical Thumri                                                         59:44

with Swapan Choudhuri AACM San Rafael 12 Oct 1985                                                                                                             


SNCD 70702 Live Concert Vol 5 released 200?

01 Sindhura                                                                              29:01                                      

02 Bhoop Kalyan                                                                       28:11

with Zakir Hussain, San Francisco 1976                                                                           


SNCD 71003 Live Concert Vol 6 released 2003

01 Bhimpalashree                                                                     28:16     

02 Multani                                                                                 19:47

03 Khamaj in thumri style                                                          15:31

with Ustad Faiyaz Khan London 1971                                    


SNCD 71104  Live Concert Vol 7 released 2004

Maru Behag 01 Alap jor                                                             37:30                                       

Maru Behag 02 gats teen ektaal                                                 36:35

 with Anindo Chatterjee Bath, England, 1980                                                                   



SNCD 70391 Lyrical Sitar issued 1982

Lyrical Sitar - 01 - Raga Nat-Bhairav                                          23:25                              

Lyrical Sitar - 02 - Raga Mishra-Khamaj                                     16:30                                            

Lyrical Sitar - 03 - Baul Melody (Folk Tune)                                 12:10

with Anindo Chatterjee date unknown        

Released LP SP 7082                                                


SNCD 8886  Immortal Sitar issued 1986 recorded Stuttgart “one of last recordings”

01 purabi kalyan                with Anindo Chatterjee                      22:06                                                   

02 Zila Kafi                        with Anindo Chatterjee                      22:24                                                                                                                       

03 Kirwani                         with Anindo Chatterjee                      15:37


1st 2 tracks released cassette?cd? Two Romantic Ragas C-46 HD-1439    and on LP SP5881 rel 1983                                                       


The Genius of Pandit Nikhil Banerjee Live Concert Series


SNCD 71294 Live Concert Series 1

Shyam Kedar - with Zakir Hussain San Francisco 1985

Raga Records discography states -

“I believe this to be Mr. Banerjee's only digital live recording. The packaging states "Recorded live from a concert in Canada." Actually Festival from India, San Francisco October 6, 1985”


SNCD 70595 Live Concert Series 2 issued 1996

Shri - with Anindo Chatterjee  London 1985?                             61:22                                        


SNCD 70296 Live concert series 3 issued 1996?

Rageshree with Anindo Chatterjee,                                            73:41

probably same dates/tour as no. 2


SNCD 71096 Live concert series 4 issued 1996

Kalashri                                                                                    49:32

Abhogi                                                                                      27:27

with  Anindo Chaterjee, Stockholm


SNCD 70198 Live Concert Series 5 issued 1998

Puriya Dhanashree                                                                    78:26

with Abhijit Banerjee London 1984 24/11/84?


Chhanda Dhara LPS

SP 4179  Master of the Sitar LP issued 1979

01 Kirwani                                                                               15:37            

02 Mishra-Khamaj              with Anindo Chatterjee                     16:30

Released on CD SNCD 8886 and 70391


SP 5881 “N.B. plays Two Romantic Ragas” 1981

Purabi Kalyan + Zila-Kafi  w/Anindo-re-released on CD SNCD8886


SP 7082 “Raga, Baul Melody & Tabla Solo”

01 Nat-Bhairav / 03 Baul Melody(Folk tunes)/ both re-released on SNCD70391 , and

02 Tabla solo (Teental) 12:20,  w/Anindo  not re-released.




Cozmik Harmony

Nikhil Dhwani (vocal)

Released 5 September 2010 –

Also apparently accompanied by book in Bengali with people’s reminiscences about NB

– no further information on this.

Also released by Washington Bangla Radio as mp3 cd


Includes Rabindrasangeet (Tagore Songs) and Bengali son

Track  list

1. Ashru Nadir Sudur Pare Ghat Dekha Jay                                3:44

2. Shyamal Chhaya Nai Ba Gele                                                4:13

Raag Pradhan (Raaga Based)

3. Aasi Bole Keno Elo Na                                                           5:47

4. Tomay Ami Peyechi To Jatobar                                              5:05


5. A Tribute To My Friend (Raag: Jog) - A Sarod Recital by Pt. Buddhadeb Dasgupta

Ashruta Nikhil
09 September 2013 CH0475CD Released from unpublished Sitarmac files.

Girona Entertainment Technology Private Ltd

1 Hamsadhwani                                                                        28:43

2 Latangi                                                                                  38:53





DD Archives DD Archives - Audio from  # RSR/05/02-DVD

# RSR/05/02-DVD

Raga Sudha Rasa

Maluha Kalyan with Anindo Chatterjee                                        42:54

Dhun                                                                                        10:34





EASD and related EMI releases LP and Cassette


EASD 1305 1966 and Cassette STCS 02B 6230

Komala Rishab Asawari                                                             20:04

Maluha Kalyan                                                                          12:20

Mishra Gara with Kanai Dutt                                                      8:05


EASD 1318 1967 Malkauns Hem Lalit also Cassette STCS 04B 7426

01 - Malkauns                                                                           20:27       

02 - Hem Lalit     with Kanai Dutt                                                20:24

also released by Capitol International Series, ST 10502 The Sitar Genius of Nikhil Banerjee 1967        

and by EMI (Australia) Ltd. under the HMV label, with the same title OASD  7538.                                                                 


EASD 1342 1969 and Cassette STCS 02B 6222

01 Hemant                                                                                25:03

02 Bhatiyar with Keramatola Khan                                              25:00

also released as Ragas for Meditation (Capitol ST-10518) 1969 01 Bhatiyar 02 Hemant  

and saregama (?)                                                                                                                                                    


EASD 1355 1968 and LP ASD 2394

01 - Lalit                                                                                   19:31    

02 - Sindhu Bhairavi - Madhyalaya, Drut Sitarkhani                     8:03

03 - Puriya Kalyan with Kanai Dutta   Alap, Madhyalaya & Drut Teental 27:50

“Vikram” (Viram) Jasani tanpura             

Puriya Kalyan rereleased on saregama “First Time on CD” CD.


EASD 1377 1972 and Cassette STCS 02B 2405 - Sohini, Megh

01 - Sohini                                                                                20:05

02 - Megh         with Swapan Chaudhuri                                     19:42                                                    


EASD 1378 1973 emi and Cassette STCS 02B 6223

Jaunpuri                                                                                   20:08

Mand               with Swapan Chowdhuri                                     20:08


EASD 1450 1978/88? In Memoriam - Sitar from the Concert Hall Volume 2

Hem-Bihag with Kishen Maharaj, tabla                                       50:25

See also HMV cassettes

Rereleased on saregama “First Time on CD” CD. 

“Live from Rabindra Sadan 1978 organised by Malhar”

Vilambit Madhya, Drut teental, Ektaal


EASD 1459 and Cassette STCS 02B 6204 “Live at San Rafael , USA ”: Raga

Khamaj and Ragamala                                                               49:47

 (issued 1986?) (same as EASD 1465)                                                        


EASD 1465_1466 and cassette releases STCS 02B 6215/16 1988 – Padmabushan NB In Concerts


Side 1 Raga Khamaj- Gat Vilambat-Rupak,                                24:39

Side 2 Raga Khamaj – Gat                                                        25:08

Madhyalaya-Rupak, Ragamala- Gat Drut-Teental

with Swapan  Chowdhury  AACM San Rafael                                                      


Side 1 Raga Mishra Shivranjani – Gat Vilambat-Rupak,               27:32

Side 2 Raga Mishra Shivranjani – Gat Vilambat & Drut – Rupak & Teental 27:41

with Anindo Chatterjee BITS (Birla Insitute), Pilani, Rajasthan  * with drut gat in Kirwani?   

Also on RPG cassettes HC75 M50008/9                        


EASD 1473-74 aka 6244_6245 released 1989

Marwa  alap                                                                              43:01

Puriya Kalyan gats                                                                    41:33

with Swapan  Chowdhury  AACM 1985 (see Chhanda Dhara)


EASD 1490 and Cassette STCS 02B 6274 “Live in Berkeley , USA ”:

Chandrakaush                                                                           19:21

Mishra Kafi                                                                               7:19

Khamaj                                                                                     29:01

issued 1991? (same performance as RAGA 201/204)


ECSD 2600 From The Concert Hall  issued 1980 also HMV/RPG cassette STCS 04B 7477

Sindhura                                                                                   40:27

Adana            with Kishen Maharaj                                             12:52                                                                               


EMI CMC 1 82502 One track on poor compilation album Chairmans Choice Great Gharanas - Maihar II issued 1994

Great Gharanas - Maihar II – 01 - Puriya Kalyan                         31:12

cf EASD 1355  (Kanai Dutta not Swapan)               


The EMI LP catalogue has been extensively mined and reissued for CD including:-


PSLP 5072: Megh alap, jhaptal, Sohini tintal (tabla Swapan Chaudhuri); Malkauns slow and fast tintal, Misra Gara sitarkhani (tabla Kanai Dutt) (From LPs EASD 1305, EAST 1318, EASD 1377.)


PSLP 5301: Komal Rishab Asavari alap, jor, gat in tintal, dhun (tabla Kanai Dutt); Jaunpuri slow and fast tintal, Mand sitarkhani (tabla Swapan Chaudhuri)  


See also HMV cassette listings



"Morning to Midnight Ragas" Originally 6 cassette set

Melodies of Noon and Dusk EMI CD PSLP 5128 (1989)?

Mand, teental 7.53


Further CD compilations (see also saregama)

PSLP 5653 "Raptures" includes Adana gat

PSLP 5836 includes Hem Lalit w Kanai Dutt

PSLP 5369 "Triveni" includes Hem Behag with Kishen Maharaj

PSLP 547 1"Monsoon Melodies" includes Megh with Swapan Choudhury


ESP - Disques Esperance vinyl – also as Sonodisc LPs reissued Sonodisc CDs ESPCD


ESPCD\ESP 155530 1975 Paris  1976/CD issue 1996

Traditions Classiques de l'Orient Inde Vol. 1

Le Sitar de Nikhil Banerjee

Monomanjari (“Momomanjeri”)                                                   23:29

Manj Khamaj                                                                            15:37

Bengal Folk Tune                                                                      10:02

with Anindo Chaterjee studio recording December 1975


ESPCD\ESP 8402 issued 1983 CD 1996

Traditions Classiques de l'Orient Vol. 10

Le Sitar Du Pandit Nikhil Banerjee

Jogiya Kalingada with Anindo Chatterjee                                     45:45


ESPCD\ESP 8414 1983 CD 1996?

Traditions Classiques de l'Orient Inde Vol. 16

Patdeep            with Anindo Chatterjee                                      48:07

The order of the alap and gat is swapped on the CD version.


ESP 165540 LP: Raga Desh (same as Amigo)

ESP 165504 LP. Raga Piloo (same as Amigo)



Gathani cassettes and CDs


CDC 3004 Gathani 1010 A Rare Classic Collection  rel 1992, date not known, 1984.

Manomanjari (alap, jor, gat in vilambit teental),                           55:44

with Abhijit Banerjee. Republished as CD.


CDC 3011 Gathani 1011 A Rare Classic Collection issued 1992? Cd issued 2002, date not known 1984.

01 - Marwa - Gat in Vilambit & Drut Teental                                24:46

02 - Mishra Khamaj - Gat in Drut Teental                                   23:13

Tabla player credited on CD to Abhijit Banerjee. 


Abhijit confirmed the performances were from the 1984 Europe/US tour.




HMV cassettes


6TCS 02B 1156 Monsoon Mood with Ali Akbar Khan 1980

(01 - Ali Akbar Khan - Desh Malhar - with Shankar Ghosh)                                                     

02 – Nikhil Banerjee - Megh - with Swapan Chowdhury               19:09                                                  


Musicassette 6TC 02B 5187 1980/1982?

01 Hem Lalit                                                                             15:01

02 Malkauns                                                                             20:11                      

03 Sindhu Bhairavi                                                                    8:28                

04 Mishra Gara        -with Kanai Dutt                                         8:08

Hem Lalit has been reissued in compilations eg Unique Dawn - Rare Morning Ragas        


STCS 02B 6194 1978 Rabindra Sadan In Memoriam 88 HMV cassette

Hem Behag with Kishen Maharaj

from EASD 1450 (LP) Rereleased on saregama “First Time on CD” CD




Musical traditions - Berkeley 1978 St Johns aka Purple Egg Production - Cassette

Manj Khamaj   with Anindo Chatterjee – 26 August 1978                 57:38

Short alap, rupak, dipchandi, tintal

Also published by “Stimulus Progression”




NRCD 0131 Navras  Total Absorption CD Navratna The Great Master

Surdasi Malhar    with Abhijit Banerjee                                        73:00

Live October 1984 Uni Chicago

Republished as Sony Legends Forever 88697199702


NRCD 0225 Pratibha Released 2011

Raga Yaman Kalyan - Anindo Chatterjee on tabla           65:09

Live at Museee Guimet, Paris 2nd November 1983.





OE-062-012 Released 22 Feb 2012

Raga Shyam Kalyan - Alap and Jod                               43:44                     

Live at Dover Lane Music Conference 1980

CD version of 1980 performance omits gat in Bhoop Kalyan/Hamsadhwani, and Gara.





Hemant with Sankha Chatterjee                                     77:12

alap/jor/jhala/vilambit teental/drut teental

Germany 1977x? 1970 pub 2010



Gauri Manjari with Swapan Chaudhuri               75:06

alap/jor/jhala/vilambit teental/drut ektal early ‘80s pub 2011

Recorded in Bristol UK (??Bath)



Lalita Gauri with Anindo Chatterjee                    

alap/jor/jhala/vilambit pancham sawari/drut teental

Probably the Paris Musee Guimet performance 13/11/75


Q-MC-CA-001 Timeless Ragas On The Time compilation Raga ?? short piece previously unpublished


Q-MC-CA-002 Hindustani Classiest Classical mp3 compilation Raga ?? short piece previously unpublished





Raga Music Communications


Nikhil Banerjee - Legends Live – Issued Calcutta 2007

Shyam Kalyan                                                                           75:22



Surdasi Malhar (live)                                                                  60.30


Legends RPC626

Miyan ki Malhar (live alap)                                                         38:28

(with same raga by Bidushi Roshanara Begum)



Shuddha Basant,                                                                      


“A rehash of the Venus double album”



Mishra Shivranjani, Sindhura and Adana

edited versions of the ones published by HMV”


Raga Records Tapes and CDs


RR201 1967 Berkeley   tape and cd                                          

Chandrakaush (alap only)                                                          20:11                            

Khamaj                                              with Mahapurush Misra    30:33                                                


RR202 1968 Berkeley  tape

Manomanjari                                     with Mahapurush Misra     44:18    


RR207 1982 Berkeley concert part 1 2 cds

Purabi Kalyan  (The 100 Minute Raga) with Swapan Chaudhuri   100:15                                           


RR204  1982 Berkeley concert part 2

Mishra Kafi                                     with Swapan Chaudhuri       74:34


RR211 1970 Rotterdam Afternoon Ragas

01 Bhimpalasri                                                                          35:40                         

02 Multani                                         with Kanai Dutt                 41:48                              


RR212 Amsterdam de Kosmos 1972

212a Manomanjari                                                                    75:09

212b Sindhu Khamaj                       with Zamir Ahmed Khan       70:46


RR214 Amsterdam 1970

Hemant                                          with Kanai Dutt                    60:07                                            


RR216 1965 Morning Ragas Bombay 2cds

Bilaskhani Todi                                                                          50:34

Jogiya Kalingra                                                                          54:00

Bhairavi                                             with Nikhil Ghosh              54:04


RR217 Munich 1980

Malgunji                                          with Anindo Chatterjee         78:54                 


RR218 Amsterdam 1984

Gawoti                   with Abhijit Banerjee 3/11/84                         77:16


RR225 Live, Munich 1976

Shree Rag                                      with Swapan Chaudhuri       78:37     


RR227 Live 30/12/1964, Chennai                       issued 2010

Kaushi Kanada                                                                          43:38

Bhairavi                                                with Prem Vallabh         30:53


RPG label CDNF (Saregama)


Extensive collection of CD reissues of previously-released EMI material.


CDNF 150423_4 Sunset Serenity

Sunset Serenity - Live in San Francisco I (CDNF150423) - Marwa - Alap-Jor-Jhala                 

Sunset Serenity - Live in San Francisco II (CDNF150424) - Puriya Kalyan - Gats with Swapan Chowdhuri

1985 – see Chhanda Dhara.  This version may have fuller coverage of the Puriya Kalyan.


CDNF 150012 Sitar Recital I – CD issued 1989 (compilation - see PSLP 5072)

01 - Megh                     with Swapan Chowdhury alap and jhaptal                                                                    

02 - Malkauns               with Kanai Dutt (complete) vilambit drut teental                                   

03 - Sohini                    with Swapan Chowdhury   Short Alap and Gat                                                                                                                      

04 - Mishra Gara           with Kanai Dutt     Sitarkhani gat                                                          


CDNF 150043 Padmabhushan NB CD issued 1991 (another compilation - see PSLP 5301)

Komal Rishabh Asavari – alap, jod & gat in teentaal

Jaunpuri – gat vilambit & drut in teentaal

Mand – gat in sitarkhani taal

Dhun – baul (folk tune)? with Kanai Dutt

no info available as to track provenance


Jaunpuri also on CDNF150166, compilation with other artists.


“First Time on CD” CDNF 150871

Puriya Kalyan

Hem Behag .

See EMI/HMV for original issues of these tracks.


CDNF 150859 compilation from EASD releases 2008

Pride of Bengal Pandit Nikhil Banerjee Classical Instrumental Sitar

1 Bhatiyar (1969)

2 Maluha Kalyan '1966)

3 Mishra Gara (1966)

4 Hem Lalit (1967)


Compilations include


CDNF 151000 String Instruments of India

Raga ? "From Sangeet Natak Akademi archives.

Probably Raga Abhogi Kanada 3.00 only


CDNF 150045  Triveni

Hem Behag – w Kishen Maharaj ?


CDNF 150063 Monsoon Melodies 1991

Megh alap and jhaptal?


CDNF 150080 Raptures

Adana gat


CDNF 150104 Rare Morning ragas

Hem Lalit-Alap & Gat in Dhamar Taal Kanai Dutt?


CDNF 150828 Best of Sitar

Baul Dhun


CDNF 150867 Music for Relaxation

Relief Raga-Hemant, Repose Raga-Lalit, Relaxation Raga-Sindhu Bhairavi (!)


CDNF 150868

The Greatest Hits Of

Megh, Malkauns, Sohini, Dhun Baul Mishra Gara


CDNF 150976-8 3CD set The Genius Of Nikhil Banerjee

Sindhura, Hem Bihag, Komal Rishab Asavari, Bhatiyar, Hem Lalit, Marwa, Sohoni, Adana






Sagarika S500454 CD(DDD) Apr 2005 “Selection”

As for Atlantis ANC003 with spurious  dhun Bhatiyali from Shahid Parvez

01 - Khambaz                                                           

02 - Yaman Bilawal                                                     

03 - Miyan ki Todi

04 – Bhatiyali dhun



3 CD Set S-3PK-0008 Published 11/09

Lalit with Mahapurush Mishra                                                     63:09
Alaap followed by Gat in  Vilambit Jhamptaal & Drut in Teentaal

Kalamandir 1984

Patdeep with Shankar Ghosh                                                     70:54
Alaap & Jod followed by Gat in  ilmabit Teentaal and Drut in Teentaal

Shuddha Basant                                                                        29:47
Alaap & Jod
Hemant Gat in Vilambit Teentall Drut & Jhala in Teentaal w ?      42:35


Compilation Sagarika set S50040/41/42/434 2004

Ragas and Time of the Day (4 CD Album)

Includes Chandrakauns Aalap Jod & Gat Prahar 7 S500434


Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra date not known

Shriram Shankarlal Music Festival, Delhi

Darbari 46:19

Kirvani 24:24  




Reissues are noted elsewhere where the original source is known.

I haven’t Identified the Surdasi Malhar on this compilation but suspect it is an edited version of one published elsewhere.


Malhar-Monsoon Ragas On Sitar

Ravi Shankar, Nikhil Banerjee

NB plays Surdasi Malhar, length                                                 54:14?

Also 2004 SONY MUSIC 5173062 Surdasi Malhar compilation album

National geographic Music Explorer: Classic India




New to the published recordings catalogue released December 2011 is an issue in the Masterworks from the NCPA Archives Series

Recorded 22 Dec 1975 NCPA Studio tabla player Anindo Chatterjee

Now also published as Navras

Maluha Kalyan                                                                          46:43

Nat Bhairav                                                                               24:46


Best Of - An mp3 compilation

Surdasi Malhar and Yaman Kalyan




VCCD207/8 VENUS Shuddha Basant etc VCBG – 015016 issued March 1993

aka Melody MCD-207/208  - live in Calcutta with Kumar Bose probably March 23 1985 Kala Mandir, Calcutta Music Conference

Reissued as Pt. Nikhil Banerjee (Sitar Vadan) Vol.1 2011 MOD and MP3 24:17+23:27 Vol 2 20:54+21:21

cd1 Shuddha Basant  alap jod vilambit teental                           

cd2 Shuddha Basant (cont) drut teental                                      68:38

Bhairavi  Alap,Gat In Maddhya Laya Rupak,Gat Drut Teentaal    21:21                        

Bonus track (!)                                               

Tilda Basmati Rice Commercial      


WMA VERSION Shuddh Basant edited (issued RPG?)                52:36


Washington Bangla Radio


Nikhil Dhwani (vocal) mp3 cd

See Cozmic Harmony





DD Archives # RSR/05/02-DVD

Raga Sudha Rasa

Maluha Kalyan with Anindo Chatterjee                                        42:53

Dhun                                                                                        10:34


1984 Tollygunge or Salt Lake studio

Dhun earlier 60s or 70s, tabla player unknown, not Mahapurush Mishra.







The discography of Raga Records was very helpful in providing the impetus and backbone for this discography some years ago.

Karl-Michael Schneider’s listing of EMI/HMV early releases helped considerably, as did Bernhard Bruechig’s additional details

Thanks also to many friends who have contributed information via the internet.