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Bird Of A Feather: Rudresh Mahanthappa On Learning From Charlie Parker

There are no Parker tunes on the sax player's latest album, Bird Calls, but it's a tribute nonetheless.

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Piano Jazz With Jon Weber

Rudresh Mahanthappa On Piano Jazz

Mahanthappa brings an explosive blend of jazz and South Indian classical music to the studio.

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Newport Jazz Festival

Rudresh Mahanthappa And Bunky Green, Live In Concert: Newport Jazz 2011

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Hear a matchup of two sizzling and sinuous alto saxophonists, and the touring band it spawned.

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