Rudresh Mahanthappa

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Rudresh Mahanthappa
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Rudresh Mahanthappa at JJA awards in NYC
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Darcy James Argue and Rudresh Mahanthappa at JJA awards in NYC
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Apex performing during the 2011 Montreal International Jazz Festival
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Bunky Green and Rudresh Mahanthappa at the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival
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Named a Rising Star on the alto saxophone in ‘03 and ‘04 by the Down Beat International Critics Poll, Rudresh is hails from Denver. He received his Bachelors of Music Degree in jazz performance from Berklee College of Music in Boston and his Masters of Music Degree from DePual University in Chicago. After finishing at DePaul, Rudresh came to New York City in 1997. His presence was felt immediately. In a city renown for its competitive jazz scene, Rudresh’s performances with his trio and quartet, as well as his work with Vijay Iyer, his partner in musical advancement, has helped to put Rudresh at the forefront of the New York scene. He has received grants from the Rockefeller Foundation as well the American Composers Forum, for music that resulted in the critically heralded Black Water.

His sound can be described as a cross between the rhythmic investigations of Steve Coleman and the introspective searching lyricism of John Coltrane. This alone though misses the larger picture of what makes Rudresh’s sound so personal as well as accessible. Rudresh’s tone cuts to the heart of the note. His inflections and use of quartertones add a vocal element that makes odd rhythmic groupings or unusual melodic choices sound natural. By incorporating the culture of his Indian ancestry, Rudresh has fused myriad influences to create a truly unique artistic vision.

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Articles on Rudresh Mahanthappa

03/31/13    Albums    By Britt Robson

Gamak
Rudresh Mahanthappa

11/18/12    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

Rudresh Mahanthappa Assembles New Quartet for New Album, ‘Gamak’

04/14/12    News    By JazzTimes

Rudresh Mahanthappa to Perform New York Premiere of ‘Samdhi’ Suite

03/19/12    Before & After    By Ashley Kahn

Before & After with Rudresh Mahanthappa

02/02/12    Albums    By Bill Beuttler

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01/03/12    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

NYC Winter Jazzfest Announces Updated Schedule

12/17/11    In Person    By Lee Mergner

Rudresh Mahanthappa: Learning from the Past

10/09/11    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

Voll-Damm Barcelona International Jazz Festival Set for October 16-December 1

08/18/11    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

Monthly Free BrooklyNites Jazz Series Announced

07/03/11    On the Scene with MOJA    By Russ Davis

Day Four in Montreal: Darcy James Argue, Dave Holland and Apex

06/30/11    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

Lovano, Akinmusire, Parlato and Others coming to Carnegie Hall

06/28/11    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

Hendrix Project to Play NYC: Jimi as Jazz

January/February 2011    Critics Picks    By JazzTimes

Critics’ Picks: Top 50 CDs

November 2010    Albums    By Shaun Brady

Apex
Rudresh Mahanthappa & Bunky Green

November 2010    Albums    By Shaun Brady

Apex
Rudresh Mahanthappa & Bunky Green

09/23/10    Concerts    By Josef Woodard

Monterey Jazz Festival: Trans-Generational Ultra-Hang

01/08/10    News    By Lee Mergner

Conference of Performing Arts Presenters to Include Expanded Jazz Track

April 2009    Albums    By Mike Shanley

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Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Indo-Pak Coalition

Advertising    By JazzTimes

June 2009 Editorial and Advertising Highlights

January/February 2009    Critics Picks    By JazzTimes

2008 Year in Review: Top 50 CDs

10/17/08    Concerts    By Mike Shanley

Rudresh Mahanthappa in Pittsburgh

October 2008    Albums    By Mitch Myers

Kinsmen
Rudresh Mahanthappa featuring Kadri Gopalnath

05/15/08    Concerts    By Bill Milkowski

Miles From India

December 2006    Features    By Christopher Porter

Space is the Place: Jazz Artists Tap into the Power of MySpace

December 2006    Albums    By Mike Shanley

Codebook
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December 2006    Albums    By Mike Shanley

Codebook
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September 2006    Albums    By David R. Adler

Raw Materials
Vijay Iyer & Rudresh Mahanthappa

September 2006    Albums    By David R. Adler

Raw Materials
Vijay Iyer & Rudresh Mahanthappa

01/24/06    Concerts    By Bill Milkowski

NYC Winter Jazzfest 2006

05/10/05    Concerts    By Bill Milkowski

Rudresh Mahanthappa & Kadri Gopalnath

January/February 2005    Albums    By Aaron Steinberg

Mother Tongue
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January/February 2005    Albums    By Aaron Steinberg

Mother Tongue
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December 2004    Features    By David R. Adler

Rudresh Mahanthappa: Do You Speak Indian?

09/09/03    Concerts    By Bill Milkowski

Guelph Jazz Festival 2003

05/13/03    Concerts    By Nate Chinen

Vijay Iyer and Mike Ladd: In What Language?

December 2002    Hearsay    By Aaron Steinberg

Rudresh Mahanthappa

10/29/02    Concerts    By Bill Shoemaker

San Francisco Jazz Festival 2002

Albums

Black Water

Red Giant
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Mother Tongue

Pi Recordings
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Raw Materials

Savoy
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Codebook

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Kinsmen

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Apti

Innova Recordings
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Apex

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