It’s her complete mastery over the craft that makes Jayati Chakraborty’s singing so endearing. The more you listen, the headier it gets, as was evident during SPCkraft’s event, Likhon, at the ICCR. She adds her own delightful twists to each offering while keeping the sensibilities intact. To “Gaaner bhitor diye” she gave a passionate lilt, especially to the word, ‘bhitor’, and then repeated it in ‘aalor’ for the line, “Tokhon tari aalor bhashaye”. A wonderful display of how to stick to the basic notes and yet produce a whiff of fresh air.
She rode the waves that the accompanying keyboardist created for her in “Sajani Sajani Radhikalo”, reaching crescendos and then ebbing at the right juncture. She pushed the boundaries of “Basanti hey bhubanomohini” and amplified the individualism of expressions. This exploring of the crevices of Tagore’s notes made for a career-best concert.
Earlier, Sujoy Prasad Chatterjee gave a solemn call to the generous frames of “Kolahol toh baron holo”, holding each note in the right place and emotion. Among his other readings, Tanmoy Chakraborty made a mark with “Maran re tuhu momo”.