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  1. So What: Local News, Notes & LinksRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | St. Louis Jazz Notes

    ... . * Also in the P-D this week, Wilson reviewed new albums released by pianist Vijay Iyer and saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa. * Meanwhile, trumpeter and St. Louis native Keyon Harrold , who will be with Glasper as a special guest for next week's ...


  2. Bobby Zankel's Warriors of the Wonderful Sound with Rudresh Mahanthappa at Philadelphia Clef Club 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | All About Jazz

    Bobby Zankel's Warriors of the Wonderful Sound with Rudresh Mahanthappa Jazz Appreciation Month Ars Nova Workshop Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz Philadelphia, PA April 7, 2015 Bobby Zankel's Warriors of the Wonderful Sound have been delivering exciting shows featuring Zankel's and others' innovative compositions and arrangements for over fifteen years, and this was one of their most glowing and electrifying performances to date. This big band of some of the best and most ground-breaking musicians in the Philadelphia area was inspired by the likes of the , advancing the thrust into the avant-garde while developing a signature sound and inventiveness all their own.


  3. It's time for Chicagoans to explore the art of danceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 |

    ... Indian music meet when the dance and music ensemble Ragamala Dance Company and saxophonist and composer Rudresh Mahanthappa perform Song of the Jasmine (April 10-12) in the Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago on 220 E. ...


  4. Jazz Runs Philadelphia in April: Check out some of these Jazz Appreciation Month eventsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 6 | WXPN-FM Philadelphia

    ... as they look to bring alive the works of Dizzy Gillespie and Chalrie 'Bird' Parker. Also worth noting is Rudresh Mahanthappa 's show at Clef Club on Aprll 7th. Mahanthappa's unique combination of Jazz music with Indian flare has been something he's ...


  5. April is Chicago Dance MonthRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 2 | WGN-TV Chicago

    ... Hall, $15) Song of the Jasmine : Indian dance ensemble Ragamala Dance teams up with jazz saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa for a performance set to live music (April 10-12 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, $28) Celebration of Black Dance : showcasing ...


  6. Urdu Love Songs and Tuareg Grooves with Kiran AhluwaliaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2015 | KQED

    ... jazz, a brilliant bandleader and composer in his own right who's played an essential role in saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa's groundbreaking Indo-Pak Coaltion. Tabla player Nitin Mitta and bassist Nikku Nayar have worked hard to master incantatory ...


  7. Review: 'Song of Jasmine' fails to blossomRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2015 | The Gazette

    Review: Jazz and classical Indian dance are an odd couple. Yet that didn't stop the directors of Ragamala Dance from collaborating with jazz alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa.


  8. Arts TalkRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2015 | Albany Times Union

    ... between Ranee and Aparna Ramaswamy, Ragamala's codirectors, and the saxophonist and composer Rudresh Mahanthappa. Besides their South Indian heritage, what the three artists have in common are mediums that lend themselves to freedom and ...


  9. 'Blurred Lines' verdict: In jazz, the vibe is everythingRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2015 | Los Angeles Times

    ... artists aren't just common in jazz, they're practically a business model. Saxophonists Joe Lovano and Rudresh Mahanthappa both issued albums inspired by Charlie Parker in recent years, but rather than attempting to replicate Bird's sound, the ...


  10. Jazz releases have Colorado credentialsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2015 | Denver Post

    Boulder native alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa has a new disc, "Bird Calls," which pays homage to Charlie Parker, filtered through Mahanthappa's sensibility. Several of the more exuberant 2015 jazz releases are packed with Colorado credentials.


  11. Nick Sanders rides keyboard home to New Orleans with new CD, rave reviewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2015 | The Times-Picayune

    ... by putting Sanders on the same list with brilliant veterans such as Eddie Henderson , Kenny Wheeler and Rudresh Mahanthappa. That kind of national notice has helped Sanders maintain a regular working band -a rare thing for a young improviser based ...


  12. Bobby Zankel revives Warriors of the Wonderful Sound for a residency...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2015 | WXPN-FM Philadelphia

    When Bobby Zankel ended his decade-long run of monthly performances at Tritone in 2011 , the future of the saxophonist's adventurous Warriors of the Wonderful Sound big band was unclear. The following year brought the first reinvention of the band through a series of commissioned compositions from jazz greats Muhal Richard Abrams, Rudresh Mahanthappa, and Steve Coleman.


  13. 'Bird Calls' and 'Intents and Purposes': Updating Their InfluencesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2015 | Wall Street Journal

    Saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa, who is 43, and guitarist Rez Abbasi, who is 49, share more than South Asian and American roots. Each musician is a vital figure on his instrument, the two jazzmen rose to prominence about a decade ago, and they have played together in several bands.


  14. Sunday Session: February 15, 2015Read the original story

    Feb 15, 2015 | St. Louis Jazz Notes

    For your Sunday reading enjoyment and edification, here are some noteworthy items encountered during the past week about jazz, creative music, and more: * You're Not Weird for Preferring the Live Version * Bird Of A Feather: Rudresh Mahanthappa On Learning From Charlie Parker * Glasper, Q-Tip Celebrate Blue Note 75th Anniversary at Capitol Records in Los Angeles * 50 Years of the AACM Celebrated in NYC Concerts * Grammy-Nominated Mastering Engineer Emily Lazar on 2,000 Records, Women in Music & Pranking Audio Stores * Jack White's Guacamole Meets Van Halen's M&Ms * New Models: The State of Music Commissioning * Can't See the Trees for the Forest at the 2015 Grammys * Remembering Bobby "Blue" Bland * Bill Evans' Kind of Blue Notes * FACT: Pandora Only Pays Songwriters 4% Of Revenues * Kurt Elling talks tackling Frank Sinatra: Portland Jazz Festival 2015 * Gamers, Musicians Unite for ... (more)


  15. Rudresh Mahanthappa: Bird CallsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2015 | All About Jazz

    Let's face it, folks; this is the sort of thing a jazz fan's daydreams are made of. The result doesn't disappoint; Bird Calls is a masterpiece, and will certainly grace many a critic's year end "Top 10" list.


  16. Saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa pays homage to Charlie Parker his wayRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2015 | Chicago Reader

    Like so many of today's most interesting jazz musicians, the saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa regularly creates disparate contexts, hybrids, and concepts to develop new music. The son of Indian immigrants, he's explored the music of the subcontinent in multiple environments: some have been explicit, such as the remarkable 2008 album Kinsmen , where he collaborated with the Indian classical-music saxophonist Kadri Gopalnath ; others have been more subtle and integrated, such as the 2006 duets collection Raw Materials he made with pianist and fellow Indian-American Vijay Iyer .


  17. The Sound of Applause: Rudresh Mahanthappa, Dennis Lewin and...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2015 | WVIZ-TV Cleveland

    Dan Polletta shares a musical conversation with saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa about his performance at The Cleveland Museum of Art with The Ragamala Dance Company. Plus WCLV's Dennis Lewin looks back on his time with the Cleveland rock band Beau Coup and the group's 30-year-reunion concert at the Hard Rock Rocksino.


  18. Rudresh Mahanthappa: Dancing on the Edges of TimeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2015 | All About Jazz

    Saxophonist and composer Rudresh Mahanthappa is constantly making waves in the music world, expanding the technique of his instrument and integrating jazz and world music, especially that of his parents' native land, India. Brilliantly innovative, he often surprises with his improvisations and the way he transforms the music into something new and stimulating.


  19. Bird Of A Feather: Rudresh Mahanthappa On Learning From Charlie ParkerRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2015 | KWBU-TV Waco

    In the early 1980s, when a young sixth-grader in Colorado first heard Charlie Parker , his life was transformed. Now a world-class saxophonist, Rudresh Mahanthappa is paying homage to Parker with his new album, Bird Calls .


  20. Surprises pepper the musical mix in Ragamalaa s a Song of the JasmineaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2015 | The Washington Post

    "One thing I like about jazz, kid, is that I don't know what's going to happen next," said Bix Beiderbecke, who probably would have liked the jazz accompanying Ragamala Dance Company's "Song of the Jasmine." The live band onstage Saturday at the University of Maryland's Clarice Smith Center fused jazz and South Indian classical music, with composer Rudresh Mahanthappa on alto saxophone and others on guitar, the two-sided mridangam drum, Carnatic flute and Carnatic violin.