Zafar Khan was born in a home where his cradle was literally surrounded
by stalwarts of the Delhi gharana like the Ustad Chand Khan, Ustad
Usman Khan, Ustad Hilal Ahmed Khan and Ustad Nasir Ahmed Khan
(all Vocalists), Ustad Bundukhan (Sarangi Player), Zahoor Ahmed
Khan (violinist) and Ustad Zafar Ahmed Khan (sitarist), the last
being his father. more>>>
is very graceful player of the sitar. He evolves a vibrant, lovely
tone from instrument which is consistently tuneful and particularly
adept at pulling wavy 'harkat' from the stretched strings.
Saeed Zafar of Delhi is now a seasoned sitarist. His rendering of
Jai Jaiwant was indeed immaculate. The brief but tuneful alaap was
followed by a slow Masitkani gat with pleasing sequences of todas
and tans rendered with bold and neat phrasings.
Being Ypung and enthusiastic as is natural at his age, Saeed
has tendency towards speed, which he displays like a maestro. His
taans are swift and layakari highly impressive.
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