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Roswell Rudd (born Roswell Hopkins Rudd, Jr. in Sharon, Connecticut, November 17, 1935) is a 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. Sharon is a town located in Litchfield County, Connecticut, in the northwest corner of the state. ... State nickname: The Constitution State Other U.S. States Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Governor M. Jodi Rell (R) Senators Chris Dodd (D) Joe Lieberman (D) Official languages English Area 14,371 km² (48th)  - Land 12,559 km²  - Water 1,809 km² (12. ... November 17 is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece. ... 1935 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... A lip-reed aerophone with a predominantly cylindrical bore, the trombone is a musical instrument in the brass family. ... Dixieland or Dixie is a name for the south-eastern portion of the USA; see: U.S. Southern States, Dixie. ... Archie Shepp is an American free jazz saxophonist. ...


Rudd participated in key free jazz recordings, notably with the New York Art Quartet and on the soundtrack recording for Michael Snow's 1964 film New York Eye and Ear Control. Michael Snow (born December 10, 1929) is a visual artist and musician born and resident in Toronto. ... 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Rudd graduated from Yale University, and later taught at Bard College and the University of Maine. Jump to: navigation, search For other uses, see Yale (disambiguation). ... Bard College Bard College, founded in 1860, is a small, four-year liberal arts college located in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, on a 600 acre (2. ... The University of Maine, established in 1865, is the flagship university of the University of Maine System. ...


Rudd has been 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 Mamadou Diabate and other Malian musicians represented the first time the trombone had been featured in a recording of Malian traditional music. Jump to: navigation, search 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... A helpful diagram of an kora. ...


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The History of Jazz Music. Roswell Rudd: biography, discography, review, links (420 words)
White trombonist Roswell Rudd (1935) was the musician who rediscovred the trombone in the free-jazz era.
Rudd's own five-movement composition for the (24-piece) Jazz Composer's Orchestra, Numatik Swing Band (july 1973), was highlighted by Circulation, a multi-stylistic workout mainly for the trombone, Lullaby For Greg with Sheila Jordan on vocals, and the dissonant and exotic last movement, Aerosphere.
Rudd the trombonist was transposing the New Orleans' trombone to the "creative" era while absorbing also elements of folk music.
Roswell Rudd - Music Downloads - Online (665 words)
Rudd didn't try to mimic a language, bebop, that was spoken most naturally by players of keyed instruments.
Rudd's first instrument was the French horn, which he studied from the age of 11.
Rudd's compositions for the Jazz Composer's Orchestra were recorded in 1973 on the album Numatik Swing Band (JCOA).
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