Rudresh Mahanthappa

Bird Calls (ACT 9581-2)

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Bird Calls

Rudresh Mahanthappa

ACT

614427958129

GEN 145556

ACT 9581-2

JAZZ

1

Bird Calls

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CD 11,56 €

DIGIPACK EDITION

PERSONNEL:

RUDRESH MAHANTHAPPA, alto sax
ADAM O'FARRILL. trumpet
MATT MITCHELL, piano
FRANÇOIS MOUTIN, acoustic bass
RUDY ROYSTON, drums

TRACKS:

01. Bird Calls #1
02. On the DL
03. Bird Calls #2
04. Chillin'
05. Bird Calls #3
06. Talin Is Thinking
07. Both Hands
08. Bird Calls #4
09. Gopuram
10. Maybe Later
11. Bird Calls #5
12. Sure Why Not?
13. Man, Thanks For Coming

Through a series of critically acclaimed releases over the past decade, saxophonist and composer Rudresh Mahanthappa has explored the music of his South Indian heritage and translated it through the vocabulary of his own distinctive approach to modern jazz. On his latest release, Bird Calls, Mahanthappa trains his anthropological imagination on an equally important cultural influence: the music of Charlie Parker. With a stellar quintet of forward-thinking musicians, which includes some long-time collaborators as well as 20-year-old trumpet prodigy Adam O Farrill, Mahanthappa offers an inspired examination of Bird s foundational influence and how it manifests itself in a decidedly 21st-century context. Though it pays homage to one of jazz s Founding Fathers and arrives at the outset of Charlie Parker s 95th birthday year, Bird Calls is not a tribute album in the traditional sense. There isn t a single Parker composition to be found on the album, which consists entirely of new music penned by Mahanthappa for the occasion. But Bird s DNA is strongly present in every one of these pieces, each of which takes a particular Parker melody or solo as its source of inspiration.