Duke Performances

Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Indo-Pak Coalition

Friday, February 12, 2010 | 8:00 pm

Nelson Music Room


Mahanthappa’s shimmering sax runs and textured compositions have put him on the front edge of modern jazz. On alto sax, tabla, and guitar, he and his Indo-Pak Coalition turn out a synthesis of bebop chromatics and coiling ragas, something less like fusion and more like the shape of jazz to come, a “meticulously ordered” sound that “swings like mad” (New Yorker).

Rudresh Mahanthappa, alto sax
Rez Abbasi, guitars
Dan Weiss, tabla

 

“Mahanthappa [has] lavish timbre […] and [the] ability to convey a state of elation.”
The New Yorker

“[Mahanthappa] brings a good ruckus.”
New York Times

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