Over the course of an illustrious twenty-five-year career Rudresh Mahanthappa’s music making has constantly pushed at the artistic boundaries to encompass such diverse inﬂuences as classic
bebop, the ﬂash and fury of electric fusion, and the complexities of Carnatic music, while always maintaining a clear sense of his own ﬁercely intelligent, uncompromising musical personality.
On ‘Hero Trio’, his sixteenth release as a leader/co-leader, he has moved the focus away from his own compositions to pay tribute to his greatest inﬂuences with an album of interpretations. All of the material is presented in Mahanthappa’s characteristically original arrangements, and to approach them with the greatest degree of freedom and spontaneity he chose to record in trio format, enlisting the talents of long-time associates François Moutin on bass and Rudy Royston on drums.
Rudresh Mahanthappa – alto saxophone
François Moutin – acoustic bass
Rudy Royston – drums