Thursday, September 16, 2010

Indo-Pak Coalition

Rudresh Mahantappa on alto sax, Rez Abbasi on electric guitar, and Dan Weiss on percussion at Yoshi's Oakland last night. Playing mostly tunes from their Apti recording (one of my current favorites) but with many surprising variations and improvisations. A very satisfying set with each player building on and responding to the other players to create a whole that defied analysis.Dan Weiss on drums and tabla seemed especially inspired.

The next week brings an embarrassment of riches at Yoshi's: Charles Lloyd and Geri Allen bands play in Oakland, McCoy Tyner's in San Francisco.

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