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Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Indo-Pak Coalition: Agrima (rudreshm.com)

Since the last Indo-Pak Coalition album came out in 2008, saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa and guitarist Rez Abbasi have each released a handful of substantial records as bandleaders, and drummer-tabla player Dan Weiss has generated his own strong discography. On this belated follow-up, Agrima, the trio has less to prove and more to flex. The most … Read More “Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Indo-Pak Coalition: Agrima (rudreshm.com)”

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Rudresh Mahanthappa: Bird Calls

Alto saxophonist and composer Rudresh Mahanthappa has usually been most riveting when engaged in collaborative projects. While Raw Materials, his duo with pianist Vijay Iyer, is probably most renowned, Mahanthappa’s best creative partnerships have often been with fellow alto players, including Steve Lehman in Dual Identity, Bunky Green in Apex and the Carnatic master Kadri … Read More “Rudresh Mahanthappa: Bird Calls”

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Rudresh Mahanthappa: Gamak

Is there a better rivalry in jazz today than the friendly competition between Vijay Iyer and Rudresh Mahanthappa? For many years they performed as a duo at European festivals, regularly appeared on each other’s records, and were frequently linked and referenced as alter egos. But their joint projects and events began to dwindle significantly about … Read More “Rudresh Mahanthappa: Gamak”

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