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Roswell Rudd

Roswell Rudd (born Roswell Hopkins Rudd, Jr. in Sharon, Connecticut, on November 17, 1935) was 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 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.

Rudd graduated from Yale University, and later taught music-ethnology at Bard College and the University of Maine. On and off for a period of three decades, Roswell Rudd assisted Alan Lomax with his world song style project and the wealth of information on the music of this planet inspired him to collaborate beyond the periphery of western music.

Rudd was a frequent visitor to the African nation of Mali, performing and recording with Malian musicians. His 2001 CD MALIcool, a cross-cultural collaboration with kora player Toumani Diabaté and other Malian musicians represented the first time the trombone had been featured in a recording of Malian traditional music.

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August 03, 2010

Roswell Rudd - Blown Bone (Emanem)

June 25, 2010

Programme Jazz Middelheim 2010 Complete with Cassandra Wilson and...

March 10, 2010

El Espiritu Jibaro: A Tribute to Yomo Toro with Roswell Rudd

December 19, 2008

Roswell Rudd / Lafayette Harris Duo Live at the Rubin Museum NYC

November 14, 2007

Sheila Jordan and Roswell Rudd Birthday Celebrations Nov. 17-18 at the...

October 25, 2007

Sheila Jordan and Roswell Rudd Birthday Celebrations! Nov. 17-18 at the...

April 23, 2007

Roswell Rudd and David Oquendo Harlem in the Himalayas at the Rubin...

January 09, 2007

Gary Lucas & Gods and Monsters Play with Special Guest Jazz Legend...

October 21, 2006

Roswell Rudd and Badma Khanda: the Mongolian Buryat Band 9-City Tour

October 16, 2006

Roswell Rudd & Badma Khanda's Mongolian Buryat Band Announce US Tour...

September 27, 2006

Roswell Rudd's Scores Now Available For Downloading

April 04, 2006

Monk's Music Trio plus Roswell Rudd and Max Perkoff Saturday, April 8th...

January 25, 2006

Henry Grimes Quartet with Special Guest Roswell Rudd Performs at Bard...

August 01, 2005

Les Paul Tonight-Mingus Big Band Tue.-Ed Palermo Plays Zappa Wed.-Aug....

July 27, 2005

Archie Shepp/Roswell Rudd Quartet W/ Reggie Workman and Anrdew Cyrille...

March 28, 2005

This Week at the Iridium March 30-April 3 Roswell Rudd - Monksieland...

January 31, 2005

Roswell Rudd's Malicool With Mamadou Diabate at Peter Norton Symphony...

October 10, 2004

Roswell Rudd And The Pentatonics"Throat Singing And All That Jazz!"...

July 08, 2004

Archie Shepp/Roswell Rudd Quartet At The Iridium Jazz Club on July 20-25

December 06, 2003

Roswell Rudd & Trombone Shout Band at 4th Festival in the Desert

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August Love Song

August Love Song

Red House
2016

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Strength & Power

Strength & Power

RareNoiseRecords
2016

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The Incredible Honk

The Incredible Honk

Sunnyside Records
2011

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Keep Your Heart Right

Keep Your Heart Right

Sunnyside Records
2009

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Trombone Tribe

Trombone Tribe

Sunnyside Records
2009

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