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Rudresh Mahanthappa: Codebook

Read "Codebook" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Fra i nomi emergenti della scena jazzistica newyorchese c'è quello di Rudresh Mahanthappa, contraltista di origine indiana. Per scrivere le composizioni di Codebook, il suo quinto CD da leader (il primo, Yatra, risale al 1996), egli si è ispirato al fascino dei simboli della crittografia, o meglio ha tentato di tradurre in melodia e ritmo i metodi più o ...

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Rudresh Mahanthappa: Codebook

Read "Codebook" reviewed by John Kelman

Musicians who lean toward a cerebral approach face two challenges: avoiding contrivance, and ensuring there's enough emotional content to resonate with listeners on an instinctive level. Altoist Rudresh Mahanthappa has been performing an uncanny balancing act in that regard since he relocated to New York in the late '90s. He's been making as much of a ...

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Rudresh Mahanthappa: Codebook

Read "Codebook" reviewed by Jeff Stockton

Ever since Charlie Parker redefined the instrument, speed has been the stock and trade of the alto saxophonist. Find some sidemen who can keep up with you and you've got something. On Codebook, Rudresh Mahanthappa's quartet is rounded out by bassist François Moutin, drummer Dan Weiss and pianist Vijay Iyer, a constant compadre. Is Iyer a ...

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Rudresh Mahanthappa: Codebook

Read "Codebook" reviewed by Troy Collins

Rudresh Mahanthappa's previous quartet album, Mother Tongue (Pi, 2004), explored the transposition of Indian dialects into the structural frameworks of acoustic jazz. Codebook builds on the alto saxophonist's previous work by incorporating aspects of cryptography into his new compositions. He's joined by his regular foil, pianist Vijay Iyer, as well as his usual quartet bassist, François ...