Local Music
9:17 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Kalamazoo debut for acclaimed saxophonist Mahanthappa

An interview with Rudresh Mahanthappa

Fontana Chamber Arts presents saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa and his band at the Wellspring Theatre this Saturday, featuring blazingly original music from his just-released album Gamak

Rudresh Mahanthappa
Credit Ethan Levitas

Mahanthappa talks about his early listening experiences from childhood through college, and expresses his preference for live concerts over albums, saying that with live music, social change is possible.

The other players on Saturday’s concert are David Fiuczynski (guitar), François Moutin (bass) and Gene Lake (drums). Mahanthappa praises the unique contributions of each, and also breaks down the structure and creation process of a few of his new tunes on Gamak.