Rudresh Mahanthappa Launches New Projects

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Monday February 04, 2019

From News India Times

Indian-American Jazz-great Rudresh Mahanthappa launching new projects

Award-winning Indian-American alto saxophonist, composer and educator Rudresh Mahanthappa announced some new initiatives for 2019.

Mahanthappa’s Indo-Pak Coalition conceived in 2008, includes Mahanthappa on alto saxophone, Rez Abbasi on guitar, and Dan Weiss on tabla. It was hailed by The New York Times as ‘a trio equally grounded in folk tradition and jazz improvisation, propos[ing] a social pact as well as a musical ideal.’ The ensemble’s was Apti, followed by Agrima.

One of his new projects this year is a trio called Movable Mirror with bassist Eric Revis and drummer Dave King. ‘It’s a sort of 21st Century reimagining of Sonny Rollins A Night at the Village Vanguard,’ Mahanthappa, who has been described by the prestigious online music magazine Pitchfork, as ‘jaw-dropping‘¦ one of the finest saxophonists going,’ will be hitting the road in June with a U.S. tour.

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