Rudresh Mahanthappa

Bird Calls - CD

  • Format: CD (also available as Vinyl )
  • Cat No.: ACT 9581-2
  • German Release: 27/02/2015
  • Genre: US-Jazz, Saxophone Jazz

A contemporary view on one of the primal fathers of modern jazz: Charlie "Bird" Parker. In an intelliegnt and complex way Mahanthappa uses influences of Parker's creative work in order to create a foundation for his own compositions and improvisations. "This album is not a tribute to Charlie Parker. It is a blissful devotion to a man who made so much possible." Rudresh Mahanthappa

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Saxophonist/composer Rudresh Mahanthappa examines the influence of Charlie Parker through a 21st century jazz lens. Featuring Matt Mitchell, François Moutin, Rudy Royston, and 20-year-old trumpet prodigy Adam O’Farrill.Through a series of critically acclaimed releases over the past decade, saxophonist and composer Rudresh Mahanthappa has explored the music of his South Indian heritage and translated it through the vocabulary of his own distinctive approach to modern jazz. On his latest release, Bird Calls, available February 27, 2015 on ACT, Mahanthappa trains his anthropological imagination on an equally important cultural influence: the music of Charlie Parker. With a stellar quintet of forward-thinking musicians, which includes some long-time collaborators as well as 20-year-old trumpet prodigy Adam O’Farrill, Mahanthappa offers an...

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Rudresh Mahanthappa / alto saxophone
Adam O'Farrill / trumpet
Matt Mitchell / piano
François Moutin / acoustic bass
Rudy Royston / drums

Recording Information

Music composed and produced by Rudresh K. Mahanthappa

Recorded August 4 & 5, 2014 mixed August 24 & 25, 2014 and mastered September 3, 2014 by Mike Marciano at Systems Two, Brooklyn, New York

Cover art by Katja Strunz, by permission of the artist. By courtesy of Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin