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

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

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Rudresh Mahanthappa's Indo-Pak Coalition: Newport Jazz Festival 2009

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

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

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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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Saxophone Stylings, With A South-Asian Flair

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Rudresh Mahanthappa: South Asian Jazz

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Rudresh Mahanthappa: Tiny Desk Concert

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Rudresh Mahanthappa's Indo-Pak Coalition: (L-R) Dan Weiss, Rez Abbasi, Mahanthappa. Wiqan Ang hide caption

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Esperanza Spalding Live At The Newport Jazz Festival 2009

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