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Rudresh Mahanthappa: Hero Trio

Read "Hero Trio" reviewed by Troy Dostert


After topping so many best-of-year lists with his extraordinary quintet on 2015's Bird Calls (ACT), alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa has gone into trio mode. His gritty, self-released Indo-jazz-rock album Agrima (with guitarist Rez Abbasi and drummer Dan Weiss) was one of the highlights of 2017, and now he's at it again, this time with bassist François ...

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Article: Radio

Lisa Hoppe, Sorey & Crispell, Gebhard Ullman and More

Read "Lisa Hoppe, Sorey & Crispell, Gebhard Ullman and More" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


This episode is very wide-ranging in styles and sounds; the boundaries keep expanding. I was very impressed with bassist Lisa Hoppe's new trio, Third Reality, with saxophonist David Leon and guitarist Tal Yahalom. Very original stuff! It's on a German label—Jazzhausmusik—so do some digging to find it. It's well worth the effort. Drummer, composer and influencer ...

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A Focus on Tony Malaby

Read "A Focus on Tony Malaby" reviewed by Bob Osborne


A focus on saxophonist Tony Malaby with a variety of music from his work as a leader, co-leader and as a sideman demonstrating his exceptional playing. Playlist Gordon Grdina “Visceral Voices" from No Difference (Songlines) 00:00 Rez Abassi “Dark Bones" from Out of Body (Feroza) 09:04 Chris Lightcap's Bigmouth “Arthur Avenue" from Epicenter (Clean ...

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Rudresh Mahanthappa: Agrima

Read "Agrima" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


The music of India is ancient, centuries old. The saxophone is new, with a history of less than a hundred years. Ditto for the “electric" guitar. First generation Indian-American alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa marries the old and new in his music, on his most compelling recording to date, Agrima, featuring his Indo-Pak Coalition, featuring “electric" guitarist ...


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