Rudresh Mahanthappa, Samdhi

February 13, 2012

Alto saxophonist and “laptop” player Mahanthappa is joined by bassist Rich Brown, Carnatic percussionist Anantha Krishnan, drummer Damion Reid, and guitarist David Gilmore on this adventurous and surprisingly accessible fusion of jazz, Indian music, electronica, and rock. Gilmore kills throughout—be it trading serpentine lines with Mahanthappa at breakneck speeds on tunes like “Killer,” or gradually building tension via dark arpeggiated chords and fiery runs on his Mahavishnuesque composition “Rune.” ACT.

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