Episode #3271

Alleged Jazz

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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Jazz saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa Jazz saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa (Ethan Levitas)

Saxophone player Rudresh Mahanthappa, on his record, "Samdhi," merges electronica, Carnatic (south Indian) music, funk and jazz grooves.  We'll hear some of Mahanthappa's tunes, along with other purveyors of this kind of "alleged" jazz, which incorporates digital processing, hiphop beats, or electronica.  There's music from guitarist Rez Abbasi and pianist Matthew Shipp, and many others.

PROGRAM # 3271,  Alleged Jazz  (First aired on 11/18/2011)                                                     





Rudresh Mahanthappa


Convergence, excerpt [2:00]

PI recordings Pi 28

Matthew Shipp

Sorcerer Sessions

Mist [5:48]

Thirsty Ear  57141

Matthew Shipp

Harmony and Abyss

blood 2 the brain [6:07]

Thirsty Ear 57152

Robert Glasper


Open  Mind [8:34]

Blue Note / EMI 6942442

Either/Orchestra, w/Bahta Gebre Heywet

Live in Addis Ethiopiques vol. 20

Antchim endelela [7:27]

Buda Musique 860121

Rudresh Mahanthappa


For All the Ladies [7:36]

ACT 9513

Rez Abbasi's Invocation

Suno Suno

Overseas [9:57]

Enja Records


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