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

Guitarist Dave “Fuze” Fiuczynski joins the altoist’s longtime rhythm section

For his 13th album as a leader or co-leader, Gamak (ACT), alto saxophonist and composer Rudresh Mahanthappa has assembled a new quartet featuring guitarist David “Fuze” Fiuczynski, bassist François Moutin and drummer Dan Weiss. Weiss and Moutin are part of Mahanthappa’s long-running quartet, which was last recorded for the 2006 album Codebook. The album will be released Jan. 29 in the U.S., and Jan. 7 internationally. Mahanthappa composed and produced all of the music on the album.

Upcoming Rudresh Mahanthappa Appearances

All dates to feature Gamak unless otherwise noted. Personnel for each date varies.

January 12 / Winter JazzFest – (Le) Poisson Rouge / New York, NY

January 27 / Albright Knox / Buffalo, NY

January 31 / WDR 3 Jazzfest / Köln, Germany

February 1 / Bim-Huis / Amsterdam, Netherlands

February 2 / Birdland / Neuburg, Germany

February 7 / Wexner Performing Arts / Columbus, OH

February 9 / Fontana Chamber Arts / Kalamazoo, MI

February 22 / Yale University – Sprague Hall / New Haven, CT

February 26 & 27 / Dazzle / Denver, CO

February 28 & March 1 / Outpost Performance Space / Albuquerque, NM

* March 2 / Royce Hall / Los Angeles, CA

March 3 / Athenaeum Music and Arts Library / La Jolla, CA

March 12 / Hnita Club / Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium

March 13 / CC Maasmechelen / Maasmechelen, Belgium

March 14 / Unterfahrt / München, Germany

March 15 / Spielboden / Dornbirn, Austria

March 16 / Treibhaus / Innsbruck, Austria

March 17 / Porgy & Bess / Wien, Austria

March 19 / Château Palmier / Cenon, France

March 20 / Paradox / Tilburg, Netherlands

March 21 / Café Shuitershof / Middelburg, Netherlands

March 22 / JazzIt / Salzburg, Austria

March 23 / Alte Kaserne / Winterthur, Switzerland

March 24 / Cheval Blanc / Schiltigheim, France

April 4 & 5 / Blues Alley / Washington, D.C.

April 6 / Montgomery County Community College / Blue Bell, PA

*Gamak + Indo-Pak Coalition

For more information on Rudresh Mahanthappa, visit RudreshM.com.