Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan - Sitar - EASD 1397 - HMV Colour Label - (Condition 85-90%) - Cover Colour Photostate - LP Record

Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan (February 18, 1927 – January 4, 2017) was an Indian sitar player. Khan received the national awards Padma Shri (1970) and Padma Bhushan (2006) and was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for 1987. Abdul Halim was born in 1927 in Jaora (35 km away from Ratlam, Madhya Pradesh) as the son of Jaffer Khan, a versatile vocalist, sitarist and beenkar. He belonged to the Beenkar Gharana of Indore and was an All India Radio artiste since the early 1940s.[3] A few years before the Beatles met Ravi Shankar, in 1958, Khan collaborated with jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck. Brubeck who was in Bombay through the U.S. State Department sponsored Jazz Ambassadors Program was impressed by the improvisation in Indian music and said that the experience accompanying Halim Jaffer Khan led him to play in a different way. Brubeck says of that meeting, "We understood each other." Khan also performed with the noted English classical guitarist Julian Bream in 1963. Khan is known for his own style Jafferkhani Baaj. He describes it as, "a synthesis of precision in technique, systematic thought"[5] with a vigorous playing style. Cultural anthropologist and reader at the University of Mumbai, Dr. Kamala Ganesh states: "His music making is full of eclectic yet deeply informed choices. He is a thinking musician but puts across his complex views with a simplicity and feeling which demarcate the articulate performer from the articulate theoretician.... In him, one gets an unmistakable sense... a syncretic tradition". The Indian santoor player Shivkumar Sharma remembers of Khan's performance of the raga Chhayanat: "It was probably in 1955–56, I was relaxing in my terrace in Jammu. In the stillness of the night I heard the notes of Raga Chhayanat on the sitar emanate from my neighbor's radio. I immediately noticed that the tone of the sitar was completely different and the style of playing radically unique. I rushed to switch on my radio.... I was totally engrossed and was very curious to know who this maestro was." Khan has been credited with bringing Carnatic ragas Kirwani, Kanakangi, Latangi, Karaharapriya, Manavati, Ganamurti, and others into the sitar repertoire, rendering them through a Hindustani sensibility and in the Jafferkhani style. He was the first Hindustani musician to collaborate with Carnatic music in a performance with renowned Veena player Emani Sankara Sastry. Khan was also involved with Indian cinema. Music Director Khwaja Khurshid Anwar introduced him to the Hindi film industry in 1946 at the age of 17 when he played sitar in the songs of film Parwana (1947 film). He also composed and played for films like Mughal-e-Azam,[8][9] Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje (1971), Goonj Uthi Shehnai (1959), Kohinoor (1960) and collaborated with noted music directors such as Vasant Desai, C. Ramachandra, Madan Mohan and Naushad who has said, "he not only enriched film music, but his participation lent prestige to my songs. In 1976, Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan created the Halim Academy of Sitar in Mumbai, India.

Record Details


Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan - Sitar - EASD 1397


Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan & Samta Prasad


Sitar & Tabla

Releasing Year



Indian Classical (Instrumental)




HMV Colour Label

Made In



The Gramophone Company Of India Ltd.

Serial No.

EASD 1397

Side One

  • Raga – “Araj” – Teen Tal 


Side Two

  • Raga – “Madhyami” – Teen Tal




12 Inches


33 RPM

Record Condition


Cover Condition

Excellent (Colour Photostate)

Artist - 1 Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan
Artist - 2 Samta Prasad
Instrument - 1 Sitar
Instrument - 2 Tabla
Record Details
Genre Indian Classical (Instrumental)
Label HMV Colour Label
Language Hindi
Releasing Year 1973
Size 12 Inches
Speed 33 RPM
Side1 - Song1 Raga – “Araj” – Teen Tal
Side2 - Song1 Raga – “Madhyami” – Teen Tal

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Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan - Sitar - EASD 1397 - HMV Colour Label - (Condition 85-90%) - Cover Colour Photostate - LP Record

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