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.
"Playing With Stones"
Personnel: Rudresh Mahanthappa, alto saxophone
Rez Abbasi, guitar
Rich Brown, bass
Rudy Royston, drums
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