20 February 2007

First Jazz Song ?

Something tells me that the song "Idhu Oru Nila" (from the movie Tic Tic Tic), seems to be the first ever attempt by any Indian music director to compose a jazz based song. You can check out the song Here. Of course, the song was composed by Illayaraja (Who else?). The movie was released in the year 1981. If you know of any jazz based song that was released prior to this, please do post a comment.

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Posted by Shyam Krishnaswamy at 10:22 PM


  1. Blogger The Talkative Man posted at Wednesday, February 21, 2007 at 12:07:00 AM GMT+5:30  
    I protest as an msv loyalist :)

    Link 1
    Link 2
    In Link 2, pls change the number in the first sub-link from 664 to 660.
  2. Blogger K.Shyam posted at Thursday, March 1, 2007 at 11:48:00 PM GMT+5:30  
    no ba. The more i listen to the links you gave, i get a feeling that it does not have the pure jazz overtones. It could possibly be due to the fact that msv had to work with a restricted set of instruments when compared to the king.

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