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Rudresh Mahanthappa / Bunky Green: Apex

Read "Apex" reviewed by Troy Collins

Apex is a cross-generational collaboration between ubiquitous 39 year-old poll-winner Rudresh Mahanthappa and undersung 75 year-old legend Bunky Green. Supported by an all-star rhythm section, the ideally paired alto saxophonists are joined by Mahanthappa's regular bassist François Moutin and stellar pianist Jason Moran, with newcomer Damion Reid and the renowned Jack DeJohnette alternating on drums. Encompassing ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Rudresh Mahanthappa / Bunky Green: Apex

Read "Apex" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Apex is an alto sax summit of huge proportions--a prodigious work of collaboration and stirring performances--boasting Rudresh Mahanthappa, one of today's rising stars, and Bunky Green, a lesser known master who has influenced innovators such as Greg Osby and Steve Coleman. Like another memorable 2010 release, Dual Identity (Clean Feed), which featured Mahanthappa and alto conceptualist ...