Roswell Rudd Jazz trombonist Roswell Rudd has played just about everything -- from hymns in his grandmother's church to Dixieland at Yale, to avant garde with Cecil Taylor, to recording with Sonic Youth. But he's never lost his feeling for the growling, stomping sounds of his predecessors. Rudd recently won a Guggenheim Fellowship and his latest recording was named one of last year's best. Karen Michel reports.
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Jazz trombonist Roswell Rudd has played just about everything — from hymns in his grandmother's church to Dixieland at Yale, to avant garde with Cecil Taylor, to recording with Sonic Youth. But he's never lost his feeling for the growling, stomping sounds of his predecessors. Rudd recently won a Guggenheim Fellowship and his latest recording was named one of last year's best. Karen Michel reports.