Adam Rudolph Podcast 273

Adam Rudolph will be joining host David Ellenbogen on WKCR 89. FM-NY  from noon-3pm on Tuesday July 24.  This is in anticipation of the Go:Organic Orchestra’s collaboration with the Brooklyn Raga Massive this Friday July 27th 2017. http://rma.cm/2nq

You can listen live to the stream here,  and check out their 2011 chat and an exclusive live performance from Adam Rudoph’s Moving Pictures in the podcast above.

Adam Rudolph, “a pioneer in world music” (New York Times) and a “master percussionist” (Musician), has a creative, forward-thinking vision. He is inspired by his work with countless legends of music including Yusef Lateef, Pharoah Sanders, Philip Glass, L. Shankar, and Zakir Hussain. His collaboration with Brooklyn Raga Massive, known as “leaders of the Raga Renaissance” (New Yorker), promises to open new avenues of sonic exploration.

 

T live performance featured here is from Moving Pictures at the Painted Bride in 2010 and has an astounding lineup.

Adam Rudolph – handrumset (kongos, djembe, tarija, zabumba) thumb piano, bata (itotele), mouth bow, percussion

Ralph M. Jones – hulusi, bass clarinet, alto and c germanic flutes, soprano and tenor saxophones, bamboo trumpet, bamboo flutes

Joseph Bowie – trombone, organic/electronics, vocal, harmonica, congas, bamboo trumpet, percussion

Graham Haynes – cornet, flugelhorn, bamboo trumpet, percussion

Brahim Fribgane – oud, cajon, bendir, tarija, percussion

Kenny Wessel – electric and acoustic guitars, banjo

Jerome Harris – acoustic bass guitar, slide guitar, vocal

Matt Kilmer – frame drums, kanjira, bata (okonkolo), percussion

 

Ganavya – Podcast 265


We get to hang with the great vocalist Ganavya and hear some selections from her highly anticipated debut album.

 

Vocalist and composer Ganavya Doraiswamy has carved a niche for herself at the nexus of South Indian vocal styles and jazz/contemporary music. She has been featured on various projects, most notably Alfredo Rodriguez’s Tocororo (co-produced by Quincy Jones), which hit #1 on jazz charts. Ganavya’s own debut album, Aikyam: Onnu, is set to release in March 2017. It features jazz standards translated into her native language of Tamil as well as recontextualized abhang-s (spiritual poetry written by 13th- to 15th-century Maharashtrian saints). Aikyam –a term used in Sanskrit and Tamil, to denote ‘sameness,’ is suggestive of a harmonious union, and represents a conscious merging of her different worlds.

This podcast will broadcast live Sunday May 6 on WKCR 89.9 FM-NY at 7-9pm on 89.9 FM-NY and www.wkcr.org.

Arun Luthra – Podcast 264



We get to hang with the great New York saxophonist Arun Luthra and check out some of his live recordings.  He’s got a big, free concert coming up this Friday with his Konokol Jazz Project, this Friday at Flushing Town Hall.  

Arun Luthra is one of the premier saxophonists and composers on New York’s jazz scene, and is one of the small group of American jazz musicians of Indian heritage who have continued to explore to possibilities of fusing the modern post-bop sound with elements of Indian classical music, as well drawing from a wide variety of modern & classic musical influences to create a vibrant new sound & style.  He has performed the music of his Konnakol Jazz Project worldwide, including Japan, Italy, the U.K., Australia, and throughout the United States.