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Indian-American alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa's Indo-Pak Coalition synthesizes NY jazz with South Asian improvised music creating a new modern improvised form.

Mahanthappa's, Rudresh Indo-Pak Coalition With Rez Abassi/Dan Weiss

Mahanthappa's, Rudresh Indo-Pak Coalition With Rez Abassi/Dan Weiss: Apti (Innova)
Label: Innova    
Released in: USA    

"Apti, the groundbreaking debut album of Indian-American alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa's Indo-Pak Coalition, clearly blazes new trails into the future of jazz in the 21st Century. Synthesizing jazz with the astutely improvised musical forms of South Asia, this trio with guitar virtuoso Rez Abbasi and tabla star Dan Weiss is turning heads internationally in both the jazz and world music scenes. While most attempts to engage jazz and South Asian music often feel incoherent, with musicians from neither side able to comfortably bridge the musical divide, the music on Apti clearly transcends any previous notion of 'Indo-Jazz fusion'. In melding Indian concepts of melody and rhythm with his inventive style as a jazz composer and improviser, Mahanthappa has masterfully provided a compositional context that has brought out spectacular interplay within the ensemble. Apti is a major achievement in cross-cultural musical creativity and a landmark contribution to modern music that bears no precedent."-Innova

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Product Information:

UPC: 726708670924

Label: Innova
Catalog ID: Innova 709
Squidco Product Code: 11057

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2008
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded January 21, 2008, mixed May 7, 2008, mastered June 24, 2008 by Mike Maricano at System Two, Brooklyn, NY.


Rudresh Mahanthappa-Alto saxophone

Rez Abbasi-Guitar, Sitar-guitar

Dan Weiss-Tabla

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Track Listing:

1. Looking Out, Looking in 2:58

2. Apti 6:51

3. Vandanaa Trayee 8:35

4. Adana 7:57

5. Palika Market 9:29

6. IIT 10:08

7. Baladhi 6:21

8. You Talk Too Much 5:54