Friday, July 15, 2011


Underground Hotline

Joseph Bowie & Adam Rudolph Duet
WHEN: Thursday July 21, at 8 PM
Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Durand Road, Maplewood
TICKETS: General admission: $15; Student/senior: $10
Adam Rudolph: handrumset (congas, djembe, tarija), frame drum, thumb pianos, gongs, percussion and mulitphonic singing, sintir, piano
Joseph Bowie: trombone, electronics, vocal, harmonica, congas, djembe, percussion)
"The evening was transformed into an extraordinary and lyrical happening with music of ethereal light" —IL GIORNALE

Adam Rudolph (below) and Joseph Bowie (right) first performed together in 2000 at Lincoln Center with Yusef Lateef. They have collaborated together in numerous projects since then, including a trio with Omar Sosa and, most recently, in Adam Rudolph’s Moving Pictures.

Their music is grounded in the American improvisational tradition while embracing music forms, languages, instrumentation, and cosmologies of Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the African Diaspora. Decades of performance and research into these music cultures have given the artists the background and experience to create a unique and unprecedented improvisational art form.


"A pioneer in world music." NEW YORK TIMES
"Percussionist Adam Rudolph has been fusing jazz and world music for decades, to the point where the two coexist as a seamless whole."
The Philadelphia Daily News
"A project of haunting power and beauty. Captivating and profoundly beautiful." —Earshot Jazz
"Adam Rudolph is percussion master...Dream Garden a career achievement for Rudolph, one that should finally make the jazz world sit up and take notice." —All Music Guide
"A vibrant collage that's soulful, edgy and refreshingly spiritual." —

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