Mahanthappa, Rudresh / Codebook
Album: Codebook   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Mahanthappa, Rudresh   Added:Oct 2006
Label:Pi Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-11-05 Pull Date: 2007-01-07 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Jan 7 Dec 31 Dec 17 Nov 26 Nov 19 Nov 12
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 4 4

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 15, 2016: Rebop
Enhanced Performance
4. Dec 29, 2006: Memory Select
Wait It Through
2. Sep 16, 2011: razor's edge
Enhanced Performance
5. Dec 15, 2006: No Cover, No Minimum
3. Jan 04, 2007: Lines and Dots
Further In Between
6. Nov 24, 2006: Memory Select
Further In Between

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2006-11-03
Sax/piano quartet, with an accessibly but complexly modern sound. Touches of funk and kind of a rough street-sax tone, and a bit of the "ultramodern" stuff Mahanthappa has done with Fieldwork (pianist Vijay Iyer from that band is here). Thinking man's jazz that's not to obscure to have a swing to it.

Mahanthappa and Iyer are part of a very interesting corner of New York jazz these days; all their stuff is well worth checking out.

Hidden in the music are lots of codes and number patterns ... #4, for example, is apparently built around the number 142857. And there's a code wheel and coded message inside -- check it out before we lose it!

1- Strong tough sound, fast, great sax solo.
2- Midtempo steady chugging, nicely heavy feel.
3- Funky in an off-kilter way. *Fast* fluttery sax solo.
4- Strong glassy tone, mid/fast, w/some tough sax soloing
5- Sparse popping intro (band members playing their names in Morse code!). Into light piano, then fast, bubbly sax. Quiet end.
6- Fast sax attack
7- Mid/fast herky-jerky theme, into loose free group soloing
8- Cascading mid/fast, rather busy. Bass & drum solos.
9- Lyrical and pretty.

Track Listing
1. The Decider   5. Play It Again Sam
2. Refresh   6. Frontburner
3. Enhanced Performance   7. D (Dee-Dee)
4. Further In Between   8. Wait It Through
  9. My Sweetest