Rudresh Mahanthappa's latest album is Bird Calls. Jimmy Katz/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Rudresh Mahanthappa's latest album is Gamak. Jimmy Katz/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Rudresh Mahanthappa's new album, Gamak, comes out Jan. 29. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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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 (left) And Bunky Green perform with Apex on the Quad stage during the Newport Jazz Festival. Erik Jacobs for NPR hide caption

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

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