RUDRESH MAHANTHAPPA | Mahanthappa has been tearing it up for several years as an alto-saxophone monster and Indo-American fusionist (along with running partner Vijay Iyer). This year he came to Newport with elder alto legend Bunky Green, then released Samdhi (ACT Music), which took his Indo-jazz fusion into electric rock and funk. The Samdhi band — with guitarist David Gilmore, electric bassist Rich Brown, and drummer Damion Reid — laid waste to the Regattabar in November.

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