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Roswell Rudd and the Mongolian Buryat Band: Blue Mongol

Read "Blue Mongol" reviewed by John Kelman

Cross-cultural fusions are not only common these days, they're de rigueur in some circles. It's always encouraging to see artists who are well-established and in their senior years throw caution to the wind and look for ways to keep their outlook fresh and invigorated.

Over the course of his seventy years, trombonist Roswell Rudd has worked ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Roswell Rudd and the Mongolian Buryat Band: Blue Mongol

Read "Blue Mongol" reviewed by Elliott Simon

Blue Mongol acquaints trombonist Roswell Rudd's unmatched tonal mastery with the musical traditions of Mongolia, resulting in the most culturally respectful, spiritually uplifting, and musically interesting release of the year. While the Mongolian Buryat Band's combined instrumental performances on bamboo flute, horse head bass and fiddle, dulcimer, lute, and zither are comparable to the best classically ...