Adam Rudolph

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Krentz Ratings:
Moving Pictures (1992), 5.5/10
Skyway (1994), 5/10
12 Arrows (1999), 5/10
Contemplations (1999), 5/10
1 (2001), 6/10
Web of Light (2002), 5.5/10
Thought Forms (2006), 5.5/10
Dream Garden (2008), 5/10
Sonic Mandala (2012), 5.5/10
Turning Towards the Light (2014), 7/10

Adam Rudolph, cofounder of Eternal Wind , a percussionist who had played world-music with African and Indian musician, joined Yusef Lateef's group in 1988.

He founded Moving Pictures in the 1990s, releasing Moving Pictures (1992), the archetype of his world-music for chamber orchestra (among others, guitarist Stinson of Shadowfax, Indian violinist Shankar and Jihad Racy on Middle-eastern instruments), Skyway (Soul Note, 1994), 12 Arrows (Meta, 1999), Contemplations (Meta, 1999) and Dream Garden (Justin Time, 2008).

Adam Rudolph experimented with new ways of composing for and conducting large ensembles, eventually leading to Go, the Organic Orchestra, that debuted with three live albums: 1 (november 2001), Web Of Light (march 2002), Thought Forms (june 2006). Sonic Mandala (may 2012) featured a larger ensemble.

Adam Rudolph and Defunkt's Joseph Bowie formed the IgBo Duet of Good Medicine (july 2011), performed with cymbals, djembe, percussion, bells and gong (Rudolph), and harmonica, trombone, congas, cowbells, shekere, caxixi, percussion and waterphone (Bowie).

Adam Rudolph's Go Organic Orchestra, a 33-musician ensemble, is documented on Sonic Mandala (Meta, 2013), featuring Ned Rothenberg, JD Parran, Graham Haynes, Peter Zummo, etc (five flutes, five reeds, two double reeds, three brass, nine strings, seven percussionists, piano, two electric guitars).

Go's Turning Towards The Light (december 2014) featured a new line-up of New York-based guitarists and bassists: Rez Abbasi, Nels Cline, Liberty Ellman, David Gilmore, Miles Okazaki, Marvin Sewell, Damon Banks, Marco Capelli, Jerome Harris, Joel Harrison and Kenny Wessel.

Resonant Bodies (november 2015) documents a live performance of Adam Rudolph's Go Organic Guitar Orchestra (Nels Cline, Liberty Ellman, Joel Harrison, Jerome Harris, Miles Okazaki, Marco Cappelli, David Gilmore & Kenny Wessle all on guitars, plus Damon Banks on bass).

Moving Pictures' seventh release Glare Of The Tiger (june 2016) featured Alexis Marcelo (Fender Rhodes, electric keyboards, Hammond B3 organ), Damon Banks (electric bas), Graham Hayne (cornet, flugelhorn, electronics), Hamid Drake (drum set, percussion), James Hurt (various percussion, Fender Rhodes, smart phone synthesizer module), Kenny Wessel (electric guitar, electronics) and Ralph Jones (flutes, bass clarinet, soprano and tenor saxes).

Karuna (january 2017) and Imaginary Archipelago (september 2018) document the Karuna Trio with Ralph Jones on assorted reeds & voice and Hamid Drake on percussion & voice.

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