Rudd participated in key free jazz recordings, notably with the New York Art Quartet, on the soundtrack recording for Michael Snow's 1964 film New York Eye and Ear Control, and Michael Mantler & Carla Bley's 1968 "Jazz Composer's OrchestrA- Communications" featuring Cecil Taylor, Don Cherry, Pharoah Sanders, Larry Coryell and Gato Barbieri. A major factor in Rudd's career has been his lifelong friendship with Steve Lacy and their numerous recordings and performances of the music of Thelonious Monk.
Rudd graduated from Yale University, and later taught music-ethnology at Bard College and the University of Maine. On and off for a period of three decades, Roswell Rudd assisted Alan Lomax with his world song style project and the wealth of information on the music of this planet inspired him to collaborate beyond the periphery of western music.
Rudd was a frequent visitor to the African nation of Mali, performing and recording with Malian musicians. His 2001 CD MALIcool, a cross-cultural collaboration with kora player Toumani Diabaté and other Malian musicians represented the first time the trombone had been featured in a recording of Malian traditional music.
In 2004 he brought his TROMBONE SHOUT BAND to perform at the 4th Festival au Désert in Essakane, Tombouctou Region, Mali.
In 2005 he extended his reach even further, recording a CD with a traditional Buryat music group from Mongolia, entitled Blue Mongol.
Rudd conducted master classes and workshops both in the United States and around the world.
He co-led an ensemble with Archie Shepp, as well as toured with MALIcool, the Mongolian Buryat Band.
- Blown Bone by Clifford Allen
- Keep Your Heart Right by Fred Bouchard
- Trombone Tribe by Raul d'Gama Rose
- The Incredible Honk by Raul d'Gama Rose
- Strength & Power by Dan Bilawsky
- August Love Song by C. Michael Bailey
- Strength & Power by C. Michael Bailey
August 03, 2010
Roswell Rudd - Blown Bone (Emanem)
June 25, 2010
Programme Jazz Middelheim 2010 Complete with Cassandra Wilson and...
March 10, 2010
El Espiritu Jibaro: A Tribute to Yomo Toro with Roswell Rudd
December 19, 2008
Roswell Rudd / Lafayette Harris Duo Live at the Rubin Museum NYC
November 14, 2007
Sheila Jordan and Roswell Rudd Birthday Celebrations Nov. 17-18 at the...
October 25, 2007
Sheila Jordan and Roswell Rudd Birthday Celebrations! Nov. 17-18 at the...
April 23, 2007
Roswell Rudd and David Oquendo Harlem in the Himalayas at the Rubin...
January 09, 2007
Gary Lucas & Gods and Monsters Play with Special Guest Jazz Legend...
October 21, 2006
Roswell Rudd and Badma Khanda: the Mongolian Buryat Band 9-City Tour
October 16, 2006
Roswell Rudd & Badma Khanda's Mongolian Buryat Band Announce US Tour...
Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson
Fire Music To Mama...
New York Eye And Ear...
Strength & Power
August Love Song