Vishwa Mohan Bhatt also known as V. M. Bhatt (born July 27, 1950) is Grammy-winning Hindustani classical music instrumentalist who plays the Mohan Veena ( slide guitar). [1 ]
Personal life [ edit ]
Vishwa Mohan lives in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, with his wife and two sons.
His elder son Salil Bhatt is a renowned [2 ] Mohan veena player (and also a player of the Satvik veena). Vishwa Mohan Bhatt's parents late Manmohan Bhatt and late Chandrakala Bhatt were also teaching and performing musicians who imparted knowledge of music to V.M Bhatt. His nephew, [3 ] Krishna Bhatt, plays the sitar and tabla.
V.M.Bhatt performing in Warsaw, September 2009
Bhatt is best known for his Grammy award winning album
with A Meeting by the River Ry Cooder released on Water Lily Acoustics label. He is also known for other fusion and pan-cultural collaborations with Western artists such as Taj Mahal, Béla Fleck and Jerry Douglas. Exposure such as an appearance on the 2004 Crossroads Guitar Festival, organized by Eric Clapton, allows his playing to reach a larger audience.
Harry Manx, who studied with Salil Bhatt and Vishwa Mohan Bhatt for five years, plays a Mohan Veena. Counting Crows' Bassist Matt Malley also plays a Mohan Veena and is a student and friend of Vishwa Mohan Bhatt. Australian Musician Lawrie Minson also learnt Mohan Veena from Salil and Vishwa Mohan Bhatt.
Select discography [ edit ]
Guitar A La Hindustan, Magnasound (India) 1992 -
Saradamani, Water Lily Acoustics 1993 -
Gathering Rain Clouds, Water Lily Acoustics 1993 -
(with A Meeting by the River Ry Cooder), Water Lily Acoustics 1995 -
Bourbon & Rosewater (with Jerry Douglas & Edgar Meyer), Water Lily Acoustics 1995 -
(with Mumtaz Mahal Taj Mahal & N. Ravikiran), Water Lily Acoustics 1996 -
Saltanah (with Simon Shaheen), Water Lily Acoustics 1996 -
(with Tabula Rasā Béla Fleck & Jie-Bing Chen), Water Lily Acoustics 1996 -
Sounds of Strings, Music today, India 2002 -
Indian Delta (with Sandeep Das), Sense World Music, U.K. 2008 -
Mohan's Veena, Times Music, India 2010 -
Desert Slide, Times Music, India 2010 -
Mohan's Veena II, Times Music, India 2011 -
Groove Caravan, Deeksha Records, Canada 2012- "Morning Mist", Bihaan Music, Kolkatta, India, "
http://www.bihaanmusic.com" 2014 - OMKARA - The Sound of Divine Love (with
Rupam Sarmah) [4 ] 2015-"Vishwa Ranjini"-Bihaan Music, Kolkatta, India,"
References [ edit ]
Unfortunately classical music audience is decreasing: Grammy award winner Pt Vishwa Mohan Bhatt
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