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JazzStories: Rudresh Mahanthappa

From: Murray Street Productions
Series: JazzStories
Length: 11:32

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"And he said we’ll I don’t want to play any of those 7s or 11s or 13s or 22s. I don’t want to play any of that stuff that you’re writing. He said because even if I work on it and get it together I’m never going to feel comfortable playing it. And he’s 75 years old, why would he want to do anything that made him feel uncomfortable."

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"Alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa is one of the most innovative young musicians and composers in jazz today and has been named Alto Saxophonist of the Year for two years by the Jazz Journalists Association. Mahanthappa
has incorporated the culture of his Indian ancestry into his music. He speaks about his work with his mentor Bunky Green and how the two are trying to put the spotlight on the alto sax.

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"Alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa is one of the most innovative young musicians and composers in jazz today and has been named Alto Saxophonist of the Year for two years by the Jazz Journalists Association. Mahanthappa
has incorporated the culture of his Indian ancestry into his music. He speaks about his work with his mentor Bunky Green and how the two are trying to put the spotlight on the alto sax.