Rudresh Mahanthappa Bird Calls

”Bird Calls" is an energetic tribute to Charlie Parker whereby the alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa
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Rudresh Mahanthappa Bird Calls

”Bird Calls" is an energetic tribute to Charlie Parker whereby the alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa investigated among the topics of the great teacher to inspire eight electrifying compositions. Rudresh Mahanthappa has achieved a triple crown at the annual voting for the Critics of the Down Beat Magazine: Best Album of the Year "Bird Calls", Best Alto Saxophonist Emerging Artists and Composer, in Down Beat's vote is very difficult to get it.

The public response has been very enthusiastic. "There is something in this quintet, with a front line of trumpet / sax and dynamics of the band that has a kind of charisma.” This magnetism was demonstrated at the premiere in Newport. "I was a bit nervous, "he recalls. “I was still thinking whether it was a good tempo for each performance. I was a little distracted with matters of art as bandleader, while I almost forget that I had to play solo at that time. But meanwhile, these four guys were doing very well, so it did not matter. Everyone were high.” While Parker is universally revered, some should consider Mahanthappa´s music as modern. “The point of the album was to express my love for Charlie Parker. But I also wanted to prove that Charlie Parker is still modern. Composing this music was a way to show how we can take those excerpts from what he played and put them in what we consider the most innovative music scenarios of 2015r, and the result is that nothing is dated. "