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Rudresh Mahanthappa’s new CD “Gamak” is…out!

Gamak300Artist: Rudresh Mahanthappa
Title: Gamak
Label: ACT Music & Vision
Genre: jazz

Indian-American alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa‘s who’s a Guggenheim fellow and 2012 Downbeat International Critics Poll alto Saxophonist of the Year, new CD Gamak came out this week fusing jazz, progressive rock, heavy metal, country, American folk, go-go, and also incorporating traditions of Indian, Chinese, African, and Indonesian music. Gamak, coming from the South Indian term for melodic ornamentation gamaka, is a musical concept or guideline how a composer and improviser can approach melody.
This is his second release on ACT Music & Vision featuring David “Fuze” Fiuczynski (on guitar), François Moutin (on acoustic bass) and Dan Weiss (on drums).

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Intakes #1 – Jazz here and there/was, is and will be?

Text by Steve Dalachinsky

“You have to learn all those notes and scales…that’s a beautiful foundation but then you have to spend a lifetime finding out what to leave out” Percy Heath

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