Rudresh speaks with NPR's Arun Rath about what he's learned from Charlie Parker, and why the late master's music always feels personal to him. Hear more of their conversation here.
Rudresh Mahanthappa's Kinsmen blends South Asian music with American jazz. The jazz saxophonist says his inspiration to explore Indian music on the saxophone came from a CD his brother gave him as a joke called Saxophone Indian Style. Read the rest and stream/download here.