Rudresh Mahanthappa: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

 

The saxophonist's new repertoire salutes electric funk, South Indian modes and swarming improvisation. It's impressive on record, but it becomes a bug-eyed, mouth-agape experience live. Naturally, you could spot a few contorted faces when he played the NPR Music offices.

Set List:

"Killer"

"Playing With Stones"

Personnel: Rudresh Mahanthappa, alto saxophone

Rez Abbasi, guitar

Rich Brown, bass

Rudy Royston, drums

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