| V. M. Bhatt|
Indian classical music
| 27 July 1950 (age 65) (1950-07-27) |
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Mohan Veena/Slide Guitar Player
Salil Bhatt, Saurabh Bhatt
A Meeting by the River, Mumtaz Mahal, Saradamani, Music For Soul, Maestro's Choice
Vishwa Mohan Bhatt Wikipedia
Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, also known as V. M. Bhatt (born 27 July 1950), is Grammy-winning Hindustani classical music instrumentalist who plays the Mohan Veena (slide guitar).
Vishwa Mohan lives in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, with his wife and two sons. His elder son Salil Bhatt is a 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, Krishna Bhatt, plays the sitar and tabla.
Bhatt is best known for his Grammy award winning album A Meeting by the River with 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. Guitar duet release with Guitarist Kapil Srivastava (guitarmonk founder) in the year 2016 for the composition Merry Love Rain.
Folk musician Harry Manx, who studied with Salil 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.1992 - Guitar A La Hindustan, Magnasound (India)
1992 - Saradamani, Water Lily Acoustics
1993 - Gathering Rain Clouds, Water Lily Acoustics
1993 - A Meeting by the River (with Ry Cooder), Water Lily Acoustics
1995 - Bourbon & Rosewater (with Jerry Douglas & Edgar Meyer), Water Lily Acoustics
1995 - Mumtaz Mahal (with Taj Mahal & N. Ravikiran), Water Lily Acoustics
1996 - Saltanah (with Simon Shaheen), Water Lily Acoustics
1996 - Tabula Rasā (with 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
2014 - OMKARA - The Sound of Divine Love (with Rupam Sarmah)
2015-"Vishwa Ranjini"-Bihaan Music, Kolkatta, India
1993 Grammy Award (Best World Music Album) – A Meeting by the River(With Ry Cooder)
Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, 1998
Padma Shri, 2002
Padma Bhushan, 2017