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Rudresh Mahanthappa

Pedal steel player Susan Alcorn, whose album with her quintet, Pedernal, was the pick for the best album of the year by Francis Davis, who runs the annual NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll. David Lobato/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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

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

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Balancing Influences: Saxophonist Mahanthappa Blends Styles

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Rudresh Mahanthappa: Bicultural Jazz, Ever Shifting

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

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Saxophone Stylings, With A South-Asian Flair

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

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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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