The Jazz Session #220: Rudresh Mahanthappa

Saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa teams up with fellow saxophonist Bunky Green for Apex (Pi Recordings, 2010), an album of original compositions featuring Jason Moran, Francois Moutin, Jack DeJohnette and Damion Reed. In this interview, Mahanthappa talks about his first exposure to Bunky Green’s playing; why this all-star cast feels like a working band; and the thought process behind the compositions on the album. Learn more at

Author: Jason Crane

1 thought on “The Jazz Session #220: Rudresh Mahanthappa

  1. Jason,
    Having heard Rudresh and Vijay Iyer interviewed several times, I am struck not only by their fine musicianship but how engaged they are during interviews. They give intelligent answers and both laugh a lot. They are certainly “serious” musicians yet don’t take themselves or their profession too seriously.
    That definitely makes for good listening!

    Have a great Holiday season and good luck on the fundraising!


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