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Roswell Rudd

Primary Instrument: Trombone

Born: November 17, 1935    

Roswell Rudd

Roswell Rudd (born Roswell Hopkins Rudd, Jr. in Sharon, Connecticut, on November 17, 1935) is an American jazz trombonist. Although skilled in all styles of jazz (including dixieland, which he performed while in college), he is known primarily for his work in free and avant-garde jazz. Since 1962 Rudd has worked extensively with Archie Shepp, a close friend.

Rudd participated in key free jazz recordings, notably with the New York Art Quartet, on the soundtrack recording for Michael Snow's 1964 film New York Eye and Ear Control, and Michael Mantler & Carla Bley's 1968 “Jazz Composer's OrchestrA- Communications” featuring Cecil Taylor, Don Cherry, Pharoah Sanders, Larry Coryell and Gato Barbieri. A major factor in Rudd's career has been his lifelong friendship with Steve Lacy and their numerous recordings and performances of the music of Thelonious Monk....
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  • The Incredible Honk

    Sunnyside Records
    2011
  • Trombone Tribe

    Sunnyside Records
    2009
  • Keep Your Heart Right

    Sunnyside Records
    2009
  • Open House

    Musica Jazz
    2008
  • Airwalkers

    Clean Feed Records
    2006
  • Blown Bone

    Emanem
    2006
  • Airwalker

    Musica Jazz
    2006
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The Incredible Honk
Sunnyside Records (2011)

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