Rudresh Mahanthappa

VÖ: 07.01.2013

Genre: US Jazz


ACT 9537-2, 614427953728
Rudresh Mahanthappa / alto saxophone
David Fiuczynski / electric guitar
François Moutin / acoustic bass
Dan Weiss / drums

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

A high-energy tour de force from the US Alto Saxophonist of the Year 2012 (Downbeat Critics Poll). "Rudresh Mahanthappa opens up new creative potentials for jazz." (Die Zeit)
Rudresh Mahanthappa
Few musicians share the ability of saxophonist/composer Rudresh Mahanthappa to embody the expansive possibilities of his music with his culture.What has materialized is a sound that hybridizes progressive jazz and South Indian classical music in a fluid and forward-looking form that reflects Mahanthappa’s own experience growing up a second-generation Indian-American. The manifestations of that trajectory include the latest version of his quartet setting, currently named Gamak, and now featuring guitarist David “Fuze” Fiuczynski, whose own microtonal vocabulary has opened new possibilities for Mahanthappa’s compositional imagination.  Mahanthappa has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, and commissions from the Rockefeller Foundation MAP Fund, Chamber Music America and the American Composers Forum.  He has been named alto saxophonist of the year for three years running in Downbeat Magazine’s International Critics Polls (2011-2013) and for five years running by the Jazz Journalists’ Association (2009-2013). In April 2013, he received a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, one of the most prominent arts awards in the world.
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