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

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