Rudresh Mahanthappa

Gamak - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9537-2
  • Barcode: 614427953728
  • German Release: 07/01/2013
  • Genre: US-Jazz, Saxophone Jazz

Eine hochenergetische Tour de Force des US Altsaxofonisten des Jahres 2012 (Downbeat Critics Poll): „Rudresh Mahanthappa eröffnet dem Jazz neue kreative Potentiale.“ (Die Zeit)

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The idea of hybridity has been central to the music of alto saxophonist/composer Rudresh Mahanthappa throughout his career. Most prominent, of course, has been his highly original fusion of east and west, jazz mixed with the sounds of his Indian heritage. But that’s too easy and linear a depiction of this open-eared and inventive composer, who has absorbed an enormous variety of music into his thinking and amalgamated it into a singular vision.On his new ACT release, Gamak, Mahanthappa continues that multi-directional evolution with a bold, striking set of music that melds leading-edge jazz with innovative reinterpretations of traditional Indian and Middle Eastern approaches, shot through with an electric jolt of prog-rock complexity. Mahanthappa’s distinctly personal sound hybridizes progressive jazz and South Indian classical music i...

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Rudresh Mahanthappa / alto saxophone
David Fiuczynski / electric guitar
François Moutin / acoustic bass
Dan Weiss / drums

Recording Information

All tracks composed by Rudresh K. Mahanthappa

Produced by Rudresh K. Mahanthappa

Recorded April 2 & 3, 2012, mixed May 18, 2012
and mastered July 16, 2012 by Mike Marciano at Systems Two, Brooklyn, New York

Cover art by Peter Bremer