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

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Listen Now: Rudresh Mahanthappa On Piano Jazz

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Balancing Influences: Saxophonist Mahanthappa Blends Styles

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Rudresh Mahanthappa: Bicultural Jazz, Ever Shifting

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Saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa performs with bassist Rich Brown at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival. Erik Jacobs for NPR hide caption

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Rudresh Mahanthappa And Samdhi, Live In Concert: Newport Jazz 2012

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Rudresh Mahanthappa: Tiny Desk Concert

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

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Tegan & Sara, Trombone Shorty And More: A Newport Festival Preview

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