Junebug Festival presents: Rothenberg/Rudolph/Drake Trio
Ned Rothenberg: Reeds; Adam Rudolph: Percussion; Hamid Drake: Drums
This concert represents a coming together of three outstanding proponents of creative music. These are artists who also know each other’s playing intimately, but are playing as a trio for the first time.
Hamid Drake and Adam Rudolph met as teens in a Chicago drum shop. For the past forty years, their love for rhythms and international music has taken them around the world, performing together with Fred Anderson, Don Cherry, Yusef Lateef, Pharaoh Sanders, and others.
In 1974 Rudolph and Ned Rothenberg met at Oberlin College and Conservatory. Since then both have worked in
Rudolph’s Moving Pictures ensemble and with other artists. It was not until 2016, with an invitation in Lodz Poland, that they performed as a duo. This was captured by the Polish Luchaj label in the album Full Circle. By adding Adam Rudolph, the title FULL CIRCLE is even more apt.