Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Yamaha sign Rudresh Mahanthappa

Yamaha Artist Services Indianapolis have snapped up saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa.
Rudresh Mahanthappa signs with Yamaha
Rudresh Mahanthappa has signed a deal with Yamaha Artist Services Indianapolis.

Mahanthappa, who was born in Italy but is based in New York, is considered one of the foremost saxophonists of his generation, and the signing is a scoop for Yamaha.

He particularly likes using his YAS-62 Alto Sax to 'belt out' tunes, whether that's improvisational skits or as part of a band.

In fact, he has been with this particular type of saxophone ever since his dad bought him it when he was in high school. By that point he was already showing the talent needed to be a great musician.

"It was the top of the line horn of that time period," he said. "It just resonated in a way that other horns didn't and it was agile enough to let me create sounds in new and excitingly different ways."

Three decades on, the instrument never leaves his side and is still in great working condition.

During that time, Mahanthappa has dedicated his life to the instrument, researching, jamming and exploring new concepts.

This eventually led him to explore his Indian background, leading to several trips to India to "soak up" the music of his ancestors.

Posted by AWADNFCR-2133-ID-801295397-ADNFCR Posted on 17 Feb 2012 12:00 to category : Instruments News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Designed to simulate various classic amp tones, Supro's Tremolo Pedal introduces the new school to the old school

6 Dec 2016 11:16
thumbnail

A limited time edition of the Akai MPK Mini MK 2, the white equivalent operates as an eye catching alternative that looks as good as it sounds.

28 Nov 2016 15:37
thumbnail

Bursting with a number of great features, the Celviano Grand Hybrid offers the player unparalleled performance and unprecedented tone

28 Nov 2016 15:06
thumbnail

Recent studies have shown that music can improve mental abilities whilst also helping to heal victims of brain damage

25 Nov 2016 15:39
thumbnail

A luxurious digital piano designed to faithfully recreate the sound of a grand acoustic piano, the Casio Celviano GP-300 is the perfect tool of expression for the discerning pianist

24 Nov 2016 11:44
thumbnail

Featuring a newly refurbished look and design, KRK deliver the goods once again

30 Sep 2016 16:23

Recent Music News

thumbnail

A premium belt-drive turntable that features wireless streaming, the BT-500 has been designed to extract every musical detail of your record collection

5 Dec 2016 15:00
thumbnail

With new windows drivers installed and great savings to be made on selected models, Focusrite are giving you more and more reasons to be merry this Christmas

1 Dec 2016 14:51
thumbnail

Straight from the 90's, the legendary synth has been given a modern makeover to make it more versatile than ever

1 Dec 2016 12:48
thumbnail

Those who purchase a Zen Tour, Zen Studio, Orion Studio, Orion 32, Orion 32 or Goliath interface will be eligible to receive a free copy of PreSonus' Studio One

30 Nov 2016 10:42
thumbnail

With thousands of new presets and a vast array of functions, the Predator 2 brings next level sound quality and user defined audio manipulation to the players immediate disposal

29 Nov 2016 15:53
thumbnail

With a new arpeggiator and synthesizer at the users disposal, several user requested updates provide the player with more versatility than ever before

29 Nov 2016 14:51