If you are looking for a recording of padams and javalis with an old world charm, here is something that will interest you…
T. MUKTHA – PADAMS & JAVALIS. (Excerpts from live concert Sept. 1999). CD. [Srishti’s Carnatica. CAR CD 1082. Rs. 125].
Kuvalayakshiro – Gaulipantu – Misra Chapu (Kshetrayya)
Mosamaya – Ahiri – Misra Chapu (Kshetrayya)
Yarukkagilum – Begada – Misra Chapu (Ghanam Krishna Iyer)
Neyyamuna – Ghanta – Misra Jhampa (Kshetrayya)
Emi mayamu – Kambhoji – Roopakam (Pattabhiramayya)
Smarasundaranguni – Paras – Adi (Dharmapuri Subbarayar)
Velavare – Bhairavi – Adi (Ghanam Krishna Iyer)
Meragadu – Athana – Adi (Chinnayya)
Payyada – Nadanamakriya – Tisra Triputa (Kshetrayya)
Narimani – Khamas – Adi (Dharmapuri Subbarayar)
Parulanamata – Kapi – Roopakam (Dharmapuri Subbarayar)
Vagaladi – Behag – Roopakam (Tirupati Narayanaswami)
Marubari – Jhinjhoti – Roopakam (Dharmapuri Subbarayar)
S. Sowmya – vocal support; Savitri Satyamurthy – violin; P. Ganesh – chitraveena; Umayalpuram Mali – mridanga.
Released by Srishti’s Carnatica under their ‘Parampara Vintage Classics series’, Padams & Javalis is a rich tribute to the legacy of Sangeeta Kala Acharya T. Muktha. The music of the padam-s and javali-s is of the highest order. Though recorded late in Muktha’s career, it provides a fine sample of the ‘Brinda-Muktha’ style of the Dhanammal bani.
Source: Sruti Magazine