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M E T A Songwriter, singer and percussionist, meta writes spontaneous and sensitive music. He defines his work as world songs. "Songs" stands for the form he uses, "world" for the sounds and subsaharian rhythmic backbone as well as the large space he dedicates to improvisation. In order to give shape to his repertoire, Meta called upon accomplished jazz musicians ready to enter in resonance with his singular universe. Meta’s music is a magical blend of musical cultures that introduces a collection of songs charged with emotional depth and infused with the energy of his performances. CD "Epigram" Meta

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Epigram

Label: Nocturne
Released: 2007

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In The Garden

Label: Meta
Released: 2004
Track listing: Little Tree; Nanna; Morphic Resonance; Lobelia, Euphorbia, Rock; Trace Elements; Root Pressure; Amanita; Formative Impulses - Part 1: Branch, Part 2: Rain, Part 3: Seed; Moisture Droplet; Chaotic Attractors

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In the Garden

Label: Meta
Released: 2004
Track listing: Disc 1-Little Tree; Nanna; Morphic Resonance; Lobelia, Euphorbia, Rock; Trace Elements; Root Pressure. Disc 2-Amanita; Formative Impulses; Moisture Droplet; Chaotic Attractors.

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Yusef Lateef/Adam Rudolph-Go: Organic Orchestra: In the Garden

Read "In the Garden" reviewed by Rex  Butters


Adam Rudolph’s third recording with the Go:Organic Orchestra finds the master percussionist in collaboration with longtime friend and associate, jazz legend Yusef Lateef. The recording documents a performance at Venice’s Electric Lodge, a homebase for Rudolph. Uniting 22 of our town’s most interesting musicians including Emily Hay, Bennie Maupin, Sara Schoenbeck, Chris Heenan, Cory Wright, Alex ...

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Adam Rudolph and Go: Organic Orchestra Featuring Yusef Lateef: In The Garden

Read "In The Garden" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose


Slip this disc into your player and be prepared to be transported into the skin of the vibrant drum and the unfettered melody of water and wind singing in primeval harmony with the earth. And let us not forget the Babel of voices—man, first reveling in the glory of the earth’s perfect design, but soon lamenting ...

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Web Of Light & 1

Label: Meta
Released: 2003
Track listing: Go: Organic Orchestra: 1 1-5 Compassion: Breath; Intent; Reflection; Continuance; Affirmation; Circumambulation; Blue Valley; 8-10 Rivers: Lapis; Amber; Glass; Nine Moons; Palms That Flicker.

Go: Organic Orchestra Web Of Light Pulsar; Atmospheres Of Thought; Magnetic Fields Of The Mind; Pleiades; Interior Necessity; Web Of Light; Sirius Mysteries.

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Adam Rudolph/Go Organic Orchestra: Web Of Light & 1

Read "Web Of Light & 1" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Without proselytizing like Sun Ra about healing and world peace by way of music, I will tell you that composer and handdrummer/percussionist Adam Rudolph creates truly spiritual music. These two recordings by his large Organic Orchestra are ambitious undertakings that combine woodwinds and percussionists to create sounds that are both classical and jazz at ...

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Contemplations

Label: Meta
Released: 2000

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Adam Rudolph's Moving Pictures: Contemplations

Read "Contemplations" reviewed by Derek Taylor


Though Jazz remains one of the preeminent forms of improvised music in the West it's sometimes easy to forget that improvisation as an art form and musical technique actually far predates it. Numerous Non-Western cultures have incorporated improvisational techniques into their musical forms for thousands of years. Percussionist Adam Rudolph is dedicated to demonstrating and celebrating ...


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