Rudresh Mahanthappa – Gamak

sampleWe love being patrons of the arts. Our proximity to Yale University and the cultural scene in New Haven, Ct. has a deep appeal for us.

The Yale School of Music Concert Series is featuring for the 40th year, the Ellington Jazz Series.

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We are planning to attend the Rudresh Mahanthappa‘s Gamak concert on February 22nd at Morse Recital Hall. I have been very interested in catching Rudresh live for some time now.  I had given thought to going into NY City to see him play. We’re glad he’s appearing so close by next month.

Gamak

Gamak is Rudresh Mahanthappa’s next recording which drops on January 29th. You can stream it in its entirety on NPR Music First Listen until then.

Gamak, coming from the South Indian term for melodic ornamentation gamaka, signifies universal sense of how one can approach melody as both composer and improviser. The music put forth incorporates Western forms of jazz, progressive rock, heavy metal, country, American folk, go-go, and ambient while simultaneously engaging the rich traditions of Indian, Chinese, African, and Indonesian music. The end result is music that defies category, music that very much fits with the times in which we live.

Rudresh has regrouped with longtime partners and friends François Moutin and Dan Weiss with whom he has not recorded since the 2006 release codebook. As fellow members of Jack DeJohnette’s band, he’s been privileged to develop a wonderful musical relationship with the ever-inventive David Fiuczynski. Most of this music was written with him in mind and he breathes new life into the sound of Rudresh’s new quartet.

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