March 31st Show

In Show Posts on March 31, 2009 at 1:05 am

Tune in tomorrow for an interview with Rudresh Mahanthappa – featured on NPR, the New Yorker, and Rolling Stone!

home_picGuggenheim fellow Rudresh Mahanthappa is one of the most innovative young musicians and composers in jazz today. Floating near the top of the Downbeat International Critics Poll “Rising Star-Alto Saxophone” category for the past six years, #2 in 2008, Rudresh has incorporated the culture of his Indian ancestry and has fused myriad influences to create a truly groundbreaking artistic vision. As a performer, he leads/co-leads seven groups to critical acclaim. His most recent release for Pi Recordings Kinsmen featuring Carnatic saxophone legend Kadri Gopalnath (September 25, 2008) has been named one of the Top Jazz CDs of 2008 by numerous news sources including the New York Times, NPR, BBC, Boston Globe,, and JazzTimes to name just a few. This album has topped the jazz radio charts in the US and Canada. His previous quartet release for Pi release Codebook (September 26, 2006) was named one of the Top Jazz Albums of 2006 by The Village Voice, Jazztimes, and The Denver Post and received rave reviews from Downbeat, and Science Magazine. In Europe, Codebook received the esteemed


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