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Mahanthappa, Rudresh ?MOTHER TONGUE? [Pi Recordings]

David Richoux   1/16/2006   CD, Jazz

Playing ‘World Jazz? without being ‘World Music? is a bit tricky. Rudresh plays his Alto in a mostly western way but some of the notes and tones pick up on music from various Indian cultures. He says he is creating music based on the spoken languages of the area. To me it is not a heavy aspect of this recording – just a subtle flavor. Maybe I am missing something, but it still very interesting.

The last track has a silent bit towards the and then a collage of voices in many different Indian languages.
2004 recording – Dave Richoux

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