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Ear to Ear: Rudresh Mahanthappa

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Saturday, September 22, 2007

Jazz artist Rudresh Mahanthappa fuses the culture of his Indian ancestry with myriad other influences to create a unique artistic vision. The composer/saxophonist joins David in the studio to talk about his work in festivals and clubs worldwide, his recent CD release, and upcoming projects.

Rudresh Mahanthappa

Born to South Indian immigrants in Italy and raised in Boulder, Colorado, Rudresh Mahanthappa says he didn't fully appreciate his parents' native music until after playing a jazz concert in India, which led him to start incorporating elements of Indian classical music into his work. A Guggenheim fellow, Mahanthappa has ...

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