Hindustani sensibility and the distinct Jafferkhani Baaj style.
Ustad Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan was the first Hindustani musician to collaborate with the Carnatic tradition in a performance with Veena maestro Dr. Emani Sankara Sastri . In 1958, he collaborated with Jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck for a rare performance with the Dave Brubeck Quintet that was a part of Brubeck's Jazz Ambassador residency in India. That memorable collaboration, Brubeck stated, led him to play in a different way. Khan also collaborated with noted English guitarist Julian Bream in 1963. Always seeking to break ground in a firmly established system, Ustad Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan's early pioneering experimentation with poly tonality in Indian classical instrumentation was achieved in his sitar quintet .
Ustad Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan has bequeathed an invaluable musical legacy to the history of Indian cinema . He has composed and played for epic films such as Anarkali , Mughal - e - Azam , Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje , Goonj Uthi Shehnai and Kohinoor to name a few. He has collaborated with renowned music directors as Naushad, Anil Biswas, Vasant Desai, D. P. Korgaonkar, Shri. Ramachandra and Madan Mohan.