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Rudolph has been scrambling genres since 1977 while a member of Mandingo Griot Society, Foday Musa Suso's kora-funk experiment, but the seeds for Moving Pictures were sown in 1991's Gift of the Gnawa — with Hassan Hakmoun, Don Cherry and Richard Horowitz — which combined Moroccan and Indian rhythms as the kernal of jazz-based explorations. His expanded roster this time includes Shankar on double violin; Wah Wah Watson, electric guitar; Jihad Racy, Middle Eastern flutes; Susan Allen, concert harp; Ralph Jones, saxophones, woodwinds; and G.E. Stinson, bottleneck slide guitar — plus Rudolph on hand drums and samples. Results are as uneven as you might expect, but Rudolph lets in enough chaos to keep the experiment full of life.


Born: 12 September 1955 in Chicago, IL

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Composer/hand percussionist Adam Rudolph was born in Chicago in 1955, and as a teen was mentored by the likes of Don Cherry, Fred Anderson, and Maulawi Nururdin. After receiving a self-designed undergraduate degree in ethnomusicology from Oberlin College, Rudolph went on to earn his M.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts; in 1977 he traveled to Ghana and met the famed griot Foday Musa Suso, and a year later they reunited in Chicago to form the Mandingo Griot Society, pioneering a fusion...
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  • 6,99 €
  • Genres: Jazz, Music, World
  • Released: 01 January 1992

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