This collection of samples from Pavaka Ritchot’s upcoming CD, “The Melodies of Sri Chinmoy, Vol.1″ is very revealing.

Pavaka’s extraordinary talent is patent in every one of these pieces. The arrangements are tight, well mixed. His sense of proportion and balance is well developed. Perhaps his greatest strength, however, is his ability to improvise. His improvisations are cheerful, dynamic, and yet very mature and controlled.

We wish him great success with this new CD, which will be released later this month, and thank him for sharing with us his wonderful music.

Kamalakanta Nieves
August 2006