2015, Sat, Jul 18

Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Kinsmen

Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Kinsmen | Photo: La Frances Hui

Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Kinsmen | Photo: La Frances Hui

A synthesis of jazz and South Indian Karnataka – beyond Ravi Shankar’s sitar tones or Miles Davis’s “On the Corner”: This was the sound the American saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa set out to make after hearing the album “Saxophone Indian Style” from the Karnataka master Kadri Gopalnath. Together with guitarist Rez Abbasi, the two musicians have developed a playing style combining South Indian music with the harmonic framework of jazz.

The three exceptional musicians Mahanthappa, Abbasi and Gopalnath will be joined by the award-winning Carnatic violinist A. Kanyakumari on the stage for Wassermusik.

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