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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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Albums

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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Open House
Musica Jazz
2008
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Blown Bone
Blown Bone
Emanem
2006
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