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Rudresh Mahanthappa, Indian Sax player

Discussion in 'Great Saxophone Players' started by visionari1, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. visionari1

    visionari1 Senior Member

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    Just found this guy on the NPR podcast, very interesting mix. Certainly looks like a rising star, whose been rising for quite a few years now.
    http://www.rudreshm.com/

    Cheers & Namaste
    Jimu
     
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    Interesting and thought-provoking. Must try that trick of playing sitting in the lotus position sometime :)
     
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    Solves those neck-strap problems...
     
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    visionari1 Senior Member

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    Solved them already, just put a stool infront and prop the sax on it. Don't need a strap!

    re the lotus position, difficult for most westerners, Kenny Werner in his book Effortless Mastery, suggests playing the sax from this meditative state, putting it in one's mouth with out blowing, still in state, then after months, blow a note......sort of defeats the purpose of practising scales & tunes, but he says you'll be amazed at the results :rolleyes:
    Cheers
    Jimu
     
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    visionari1 Senior Member

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    G'day Phil,
    You've been busy! 876 posts Join date Mar 2009, that's about 300 per week, well done!
    Jimu
     
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    Thanks to the wonderful robot randomisers at Last.fm and Spotify, a lot of Rudresh's playing has been getting in my ears, and I love it. The Indian slant, which is definitely genuine puts a lovely slant on the more traditional sounding jazz sax, and is still quite accessible once you've tuned in to it.
     
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    If you like that sort of thing then you might find this fun to have a bash at.
     
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    :verysad
    I can't sit like that, I have enough trouble with my back as it is.
     
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    Andrew Sanders Northern Commissioner for Caslm

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    One of the best bands playing indo/european fusion is Samay.
    Jesse Bannister is a great alto player and sits with his alto on a little cushion like the ones Tabla players use.
    Have a look see. Guiliano Modarelli the guitarist is no slouch too!

     
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    daveysaxboy Big ruff Geordie bendy metal blower

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    This guy is amazing.
     

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