Nedunuri Krishnamurthy album release

Posted 2015-01-06

We are abroad at the moment, among other things handling the Nedunuri release and distribution in India. Due to this there will be no deliveries of orders until after january 16 but you can order (and pay <:-) at the website as usual if you are prepared for a short wait.

The album is creating quite a buzz in the Karnatic music world. Everybody here is excited by it and buys all I have even though it’s twice as expensive as ordinary albums here. Ghatam Suresh called it cd of the decade! We had a great release function in Indian style with luminaries giving speeches musicians sharing memories etc.

In the photo below you see mridangam vidwan Nellai D. Kannan (son of P.S. Devarajan who played on the album), mridangam vidwan Karaikudi Mani, Sopan Dev,  mridangam vidwan Trichy Sankaran, violin vidwan R. Ramanathan (the only artist in the 1968 recording still alive) and Nedunuri Krishnamurthy’s daughter Valli (who was very happy since there are no existing recordings of him from this time) flanked by Nedunuris Sir’s students Malladi Brothers Ravikumar and Sreeramkumar (without who’s help this release would not have been possible).

Nedunuri release

Nedunuri release

Pudokottai Ramanathan receives the first copy
Pudokottai R. Ramanathan receives the first copy

At the moment the album is only available from Saraswati Stores on TTK Road near Narada Gana Sabha and at the Karnatic Book Shop who will soon be carrying all our indian releases. You find them at
Karnatic Music Book Centre
23-A Sripuram First Street, Royapettah
600 014 Chennai
Phone :+91-44-28111716, +91-44-28113253
Mobile :+91-9444134323, +91-9444988894
e-mail: kmbc@vsnl.net
http://www.carnaticbooks.com