Tribute To DEV ANAND :: Happy Birthday !
Glimpses of Saxophone can be heard in the Laxmikant-Pyarelalorchestra in many songs.
Laxmikant-Pyarelal had a very good association with Saxophonist Manohari Singh since 1958. He had come to Mumbai in mid fifties. Since their younger days they were very good friends and worked a lot together, with Kalyanji Virji Shah, then, (Kalyanji-Anandji)
There are many songs in which Laxmikant-Pyarelal has incorporated Saxophonist Manohari Singh in Jazz flute or saxophone, till early seventies. Later Saxophonist Shri Suresh Yadavplayed the saxophone in Laxmikant-Pyarelal orchestra
लेडीज़ एंड जेंटलमेन। ….के मैं आया हूँ !!
AND DEV ANAND
The song Ladies and Gentlemen, Ke Main Aaya Hoon,,, sung by Kishore Kumar for the film Amir Garib, 1974. The song is penned by Anand Bakshi and composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal is one of the nonpareil songs composed on SAXOPHONE, played by Manohari Singh.
This song, Main Aaya Hoon, is one of the toughest and very complicated saxophone prelude and interlude pieces. Manohari Singh himself said in an interview that this piece composed and written by Pyarelalji is the hardest ever saxophone piece I have played in HFM.
Actor Dev Anand who was to act on this song as a saxophonist, had to carry out practice sessions for 15 days to look like an impeccable / perfect saxophonist on the screen.