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Rudresh Mahanthappa

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  • Born: Trieste, Italy
  • Years Active: 1990s, 2000s
  • Website: http://rudreshm.com/
  • Recent Activity: 12.09.16 Congrats to my @jazzatprinceton small groups on such a terrific concert Wednesday night. Making me proud! https://t.co/1m2AReeTYE
  • Rudresh Mahanthappa

  • Rudresh Mahanthappa

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Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

Alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa came to New York City in 1997 and immediately began to integrate himself into the jazz scene. Work as a sideman was steady, but his true passion was to become a bandleader, something he attempted on his debut album Yatra. Although the album was received well, the limited distribution kept Mahanthappa's name from getting out and he stayed in the area to continue performing. More side work and a teaching gig kept him busy, but in 2002, he came back to the studio and laid down Black Water for Red Giant Records.

eMusic Features

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Six Degrees of Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Gamak

By Kevin Whitehead, Contributor

It used to be easier to pretend that an album was its own perfectly self-contained artifact. The great records certainly feel that way. But albums are more permeable than solid, their motivations, executions and inspirations informed by, and often stolen from, their peers and forbearers. It all sounds awfully formal, but it's not. It's the very nature of music — of art, even. The Six Degrees features examine the relationships between classic records and five… more »

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Six Degrees of Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Gamak

By Kevin Whitehead, Contributor

It used to be easier to pretend that an album was its own perfectly self-contained artifact. The great records certainly feel that way. But albums are more permeable than solid, their motivations, executions and inspirations informed by, and often stolen from, their peers and forbearers. It all sounds awfully formal, but it's not. It's the very nature of music — of art, even. The Six Degrees features examine the relationships between classic records and five… more »

Activity

  • 12.09.16 Congrats to my @jazzatprinceton small groups on such a terrific concert Wednesday night. Making me proud! https://t.co/1m2AReeTYE
  • 12.09.16 Indo-Pak Coalition in Albany at @TheEggPAC tonight double bill with @DeJohnetteMusic trio! https://t.co/2m6SLReuja
  • 12.04.16 Congrats to the @jazzatprinceton Creative Large Ensemble and @darcyjamesargue for an amazing concert last night. Th… https://t.co/lLlAQwj1oo
  • 12.03.16 RT @AsiaSocietyNY: Dec 15 &16—Experience a dazzling blend of South Asian influences & contemporary #jazz with @RezAbbasi's 'Invocation' htt…
  • 11.29.16 I'm leading my Princeton University Small Groups in concert next Wednesday 12/7. Please Come! @jazzatprinceton! https://t.co/FXzbjSLFl3
  • 11.29.16 We are stoked for this show! Indo-Pak Coalition returns!! @danweissdrum @RezAbbasi https://t.co/kghhbjXvZz
  • 11.25.16 RT @pitchfork: .@VijayIyer and @Rudreshm discuss the issues they face as pioneering Indian Americans finding their way in jazz https://t.co…
  • 11.24.16 Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone! https://t.co/KbiNFBu8zS
  • 11.19.16 Thank you you to everyone for a wonderful Fall touring season of Bird Calls throughout the Western US and Europe. We had an amazing time!
  • 11.19.16 RT @LisergicoAuster: @rudreshm ayer en el @CondeDuqueMAD en el @FestJazzMadrid #jazzmadrid16 https://t.co/9YYFeCiJwK
  • 11.19.16 RT @ericoberstein: Thrilled to learn our album 'Cuba: The Conversation Continues' won the #LatinGRAMMY for Best Latin Jazz Album! https://t…
  • 11.19.16 What a great way to end the tour! https://t.co/le32aFIQfZ