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Concerts

Saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa performs with bassist Rich Brown at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.

August 5, 2012 Blending South Asian music with funk, the saxophonist's band is electric, literally and otherwise.

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Rudresh Mahanthappa (left) And Bunky Green perform with Apex on the Quad stage during the Newport Jazz Festival.

August 8, 2011 Hear a matchup of two sizzling and sinuous alto saxophonists, and the touring band it spawned.

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Rudresh Mahanthappa's Indo-Pak Coalition

March 18, 2010 The sky was bright last August in Newport, R.I. — but this week's artists are glowing young stars.

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Rudresh Mahanthappa performs at Newport Jazz.

August 9, 2009 The Indian-American alto saxophonist's trio explored the space between South Asian music and jazz.

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Studio Sessions

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May 17, 2013 Mahanthappa brings an explosive blend of jazz and South Indian classical music to the studio.

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Interviews & Profiles

Rudresh Mahanthappa's latest album is Gamak.

May 12, 2013 Rudresh Mahanthappa blends Indian and Western styles, and still makes it rock.

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March 10, 2009 Alto saxophonist and composer Rudresh Mahanthappa blends South Asian music with American jazz.

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December 30, 2008 The alto saxophonist's album, Kinsmen, fuses American jazz with the music of India.

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Reviews

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February 13, 2013 The saxophonist and his quartet cross-pollinate Indian classical music and Captain Beefheart.

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More Stories

Rudresh Mahanthappa's new album, Gamak, comes out Jan. 29.

January 20, 2013 The new album from the alto saxophonist surfs on information overload without drowning in it.

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March 8, 2012 Where plugged-in jazz meets Olympic athletes on steroids.

Rudresh Mahanthappa performs a Tiny Desk Concert with his band at the NPR Music offices on Feb. 1, 2012.

March 8, 2012 The saxophonist's new repertoire salutes electric funk, South Indian modes and swarming solos.

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Clockwise from upper left: Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Wanda Jackson, Tegan and Sara, Trombone Shorty.

July 26, 2011 Hear a preview of some of the artists featured at this year's Newport folk and jazz festivals.

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Rudresh Mahanthappa.

December 22, 2008 As jazz obsessives, the folks behind the Take Five series just had to share their top picks of 2008.

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  • Album: Gamak
  • Artist: Rudresh Mahanthappa
  • Label: Act Music
  • Released: 2013
 

Kinsmen

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  • Album: Kinsmen
  • Artist: Rudresh Mahanthappa
  • Label: Pi Recordings
  • Released: 2008
 

Apti

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  • Album: Apti
  • Artist: Rudresh Mahanthappa
  • Label: Innova
  • Released: 2008
 

Kinsmen

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  • Album: Kinsmen
  • Artist: Rudresh Mahanthappa
  • Label: Pi
  • Released: 2008