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HI Folks,

Hope you're enjoying these early musings of Spring.

I apologize for the late notice.  I'm happy to be bringing Gamak to DC's famous Blues Alley this Thursday (tomorrow!) and Friday nights.  Sets are at 8 and 10 PM.  I had an amazing time there last year with Samdhi and can't wait for DC to see Gamak!

Further details and tickets are available here.

From there we head to Blue Bell, PA (just outside of Philadelphia) for a show at Montgomery County Community College on Saturday night.  We're honored to be part of this wonderfully curated performing arts series!

More info here.

At long last, we are officially celebrating the release of Gamak in NYC at Le Poisson Rouge on April 11.  We're very excited to hit LPR again as we had such a great time there at this past Winter Jazz Fest.  

Speaking of that, I just noticed that someone posted a video from that performance:

Gamak also performed live in WBGO's studios for Josh Jackson's show The Checkout to plug our NYC show.  Just click the logo below to hear it.

Lastly, I was really excited to see that the entire set of Apex at the 2011 Jazz Baltica Festival was posted on YouTube.  For those of you who don't know, Apex was my quintet project featuring alto saxophone legend Bunky Green.  Enjoy!

 

Part 1:

Part 2:

 

Hope to see you at one of these upcoming shows and do please spread the word!

 

 

Best Wishes,
Rudresh

Apr 03 2013 Wednesday
6:40 pm

Gamak Reviewed on Fresh Air today

NPR aired a wonderful review of Gamak on Fresh air with Terry Gross today.

Check it out here.

Feb 13 2013 Wednesday
3:27 pm

NPR First Listen and Gamak Video

HI folks,

Just a quick note to let you know that my new album Gamak is streaming in its entirety on NPR's First Listen until Monday.

Also, there's a video about the album, the band, and the music on myhomepage that I think you'll enjoy.  I'll be in touch next week once the album comes out!

Lastly, for those of you who don't know already, my wife and I had a baby boy little over 5 weeks ago.

I hope to be bringing Talin Pascal Mahanthappa out to some shows soon!


Thanks for reading!  More soon!


Best Wishes,

Rudresh


Jan 25 2013 Friday
6:08 am

Nice reviews of Gamak from the UK

Gamak received great reviews in The Guardian and The Scotsman this past week.

Check 'em out.

Jan 18 2013 Friday
10:16 am

Tour Video & Indo-Pak at Miller Theatre

HI folks,

Greetings from Amsterdam where I'm stranded due to Hurricane Sandy. I hope that everyone who was hit by the storm has fared well with little damage or injury!!

If all goes as planned, I'll be home tomorrow afternoon. Please cross your fingers for me!

We had a great tour with Samdhi these last two weeks starting at the Akbank Caz Festival in Istanbul and finishing at the Guinness Jazz Festival in Cork. Despite my electronics being stolen and bit of grueling travel towards the end, a lot of great music was performed for a bunch of really wonderful audiences. Below is a video from our show at Moods in Zurich. Just click the photo and enjoy!

Our show at Nancy Jazz Pulsations was also filmed for France's Mezzo channel for broadcast next year.

I'm happy to tell you that the Indo-Pak Coalition with Rez Abbasi on guitar and Dan Weiss on drums and tablas will be at Miller Theatre this Saturday night. This will be our first show in NYC since our album release in 2008.

Needless to say, the band has grown a lot and we hope you can join us!

You can get tickets here.

Also for those of you in the Ann Arbor, Michigan area, we are hoping to be at Edgefest on Thursday night if the airport and airline gods smile upon us.

Thanks for reading.

I sincerely hope all of you are well!!

Best Wishes,
Rudresh
rudreshm.com

Oct 30 2012 Tuesday
3:47 pm

Rare Brooklyn show, Europe with Samdhi and DeJohnette

Hi everyone,

I hope you all had an amazing Summer and are looking forward to the Fall.  I have a very busy next few weeks with several different projects and hope that you can join me.  
 
My Codebook Quartet with Craig Taborn - piano, François Moutin - bass, and Dan Weiss - drums will be reconvening next Thursday September 20for the first time in many years to play music from my 2006 Pi Recordings release of the same name.  We're excited to present this show at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music in 2 sets @ 7 and 9 PM.  Each set will be preceded by a pre-concert discussion.
If you don't live in or near Brooklyn, there will also be a live stream here for only $2.99.
 
The following day, I'll be heading to the Monterey Jazz Festival with Jack DeJohnette's band followed by a 2 1/2 week tour of Europe.
 
After Jack's last show (in the Ukraine), I'll be starting a 2 week tour with Samdhi in Istanbul on October 14 that finishes at the Guinness Jazz Festival in Cork on October 28.  Details for both tours are listed below.
 
The Indo-Pak Coalition has some shows coming up in November in both NYC and Ann Arbor but I'll tell you about that next month along with details about my new album Gamak.
 
For those of you who cannot make any of these shows, you will be missed!
Please enjoy this stream/download of Samdhi's Newport Jazz Festival set from this past August 5 courtesy of NPR.  
Just click the pic.
 
As always, feel free to like my fanpage on Facebook or follow me on Twitter for all the latest news and updates.
 
Best Wishes,
Rudresh
 

 

 

Codebook with Craig Taborn, François Moutin, and Dan Weiss
 
Sept 20 - Brooklyn Conseratory of Music, 58 Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Supported by Presenting Jazz, a program of Chamber Music America funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. 

Jack DeJohnette 70th Birthday Tour feat. - Rudresh Mahanthappa, David Fiuczynski, George Coligan, and Jeorme Harris
 
Sept 28 - Bergen, Norway @ Bergen Jazz Forum
Sept 29 - Lund, Sweden,  @ Mejeriet
Oct 1 - Bucharest, Romania @ Sala Radio
Oct 2 - Heidelberg, Germany @ Enjoy Jazz Festival
Oct 5 - Terceira, Azores @ Angrajazz
Oct  7 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Bimhuis
Oct 8 - Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Lantaren Venster
Oct 10 - Rovereto, Italy @ Auditorium F. Melotti
Oct 11 - Ljubljana, Slovenia @ Kino Siska
Oct 12 - Salzbrg, Austria @ Jazz and the City Festival
Oct 13 -  Zaporozhye, Ukraine @ DC Mettalurg
 
Rudresh Mahanthappa's Samdhi feat. David Gilmore, Rich Brown, and Gene Lake
 
Oct 14 - Istanbul, Turkey @ Babylon
Oct 16 - Nancy, France @ Nancy Jazz Pulsations
Oct 17 - Maastricht, Netherlands @ Ainsi
Oct 18 - Middelburg, Netherlands@ Schuttershof
Oct 19 - Bruges, Belgium @ De Werf
Oct 20 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ North Sea Jazz Club
Oct 21 - Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Lantaren Venster
Oct 22 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Moods
Oct 23 - Paris, France @ New Morning
Oct 24 - Marostica, Italy @ Panic Jazz Club
Oct 25 - Rome, Italy @ Casa Del Jazz
Oct 26 - Hamburg, Germany @ UberJazz Festival
Oct 27 - Salzburg, Austria @ Salzburger Jazz Herbst
Oct 28 Cork, Ireland @ Guinness Jazz Festival
 
And if you're thinking ahead!
 
Rudresh Mahanthappa's Indo-Pak Coalition with Rez Abbasi (guitar) and Dan Weiss (drums/tabla)
 
Nov 1 - Ann Arbor, MI @ Edgefest
Nov 3 - NYC @ Miller Theatre
 
 

 

Sep 16 2012 Sunday
10:00 am

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