Adam Rudolph

Profile:
Originally from Chicago, composer and handrummer/percussionist Adam Rudolph has, for the past three decades, appeared at festivals and concerts throughout North & South America, Europe, Africa, and Japan.

In 1988 Rudolph began his association with the legendary Yusef Lateef. He has recorded 14 albums with Dr. Lateef including their large ensemble collaborations: “The World at Peace” (1995), “Beyond the Sky” (2000) and 2003’s “In The Garden” with Rudolph conducting his Go: Organic Orchestra. He has performed worldwide with Dr. Lateef in ensembles ranging from their acclaimed duo concerts to appearing as guest soloist with Koln, Atlanta and Detroit symphony orchestras.

Since the 1970’s Rudolph has been developing his unique syncretic approach to hand drums in creative collaborations with many masters of cross-cultural and improvised music such as Sam Rivers, Pharaoh Sanders, L. Shankar, and Fred Anderson. He is known especially for his innovative small group and duo collaborations with Don Cherry, Jon Hassel, Wadada Leo Smith, and Omar Sosa.

Since 1992 Rudolph has led his own performing ensemble, Adam Rudolph’s Moving Pictures, featuring drummer Hamid Drake, Ralph Jones, and Venice based Butoh dance innovator Oguri. The group has performed in both Europe and the United States, and has released several CD’s featuring Rudolph’s compositions. In 1995 he premiered The Dreamer, an Opera based on Friedreich Nietzsche's "Birth of Tragedy".
Sites:
In Groups:
Variations:

Albums

A28U-1001 Adam Rudolph - Jazz Africa album art Herbie Hancock, Foday Musa Suso, Aiyb Dieng, Armando Peraza, Adam Rudolph, Joe Thomas (2), Hamid Drake, Abdul Hakeem* Herbie Hancock, Foday Musa Suso, Aiyb Dieng, Armando Peraza, Adam Rudolph, Joe Thomas (2), Hamid Drake, Abdul Hakeem* - Jazz Africa(LP, Album, Dig) NEC Avenue A28U-1001 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
FF 70571 Adam Rudolph - Gift Of The Gnawa album art Hassan Hakmoun And Adam Rudolph Hassan Hakmoun And Adam Rudolph - Gift Of The Gnawa (Album) Flying Fish (2) FF 70571 USA & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
YAL/Meta 753 Adam Rudolph - The World At Peace (Music For 12 Musicians) album art Yusef Lateef & Adam Rudolph Yusef Lateef & Adam Rudolph - The World At Peace (Music For 12 Musicians)(2xCD, Album) Meta Records (2), YAL Records YAL/Meta 753 US 1997 Sell This Version
YAL 229 Adam Rudolph - Live In Seattle album art Yusef Lateef & Adam Rudolph Yusef Lateef & Adam Rudolph - Live In Seattle(CD, Album) YAL Records YAL 229 US 1999 Sell This Version
YAL/META 005 Adam Rudolph - Beyond The Sky album art Yusef Lateef & Adam Rudolph Yusef Lateef & Adam Rudolph - Beyond The Sky(CD, Album) Meta Records (2) YAL/META 005 US 2000 Sell This Version
MAH / META 004 Adam Rudolph - Spirits album art Pharoah Sanders, Hamid Drake, Adam Rudolph Pharoah Sanders, Hamid Drake, Adam Rudolph - Spirits(CD, Album) Meta Records (2) MAH / META 004 US 2000 Sell This Version
META 007 Adam Rudolph - Web Of Light album art Adam Rudolph, Go: Organic Orchestra Adam Rudolph, Go: Organic Orchestra - Web Of Light(CD, Album) Meta Records (2) META 007 US 2002 Sell This Version
META 006 Adam Rudolph - Go: Organic Orchestra: 1 album art Adam Rudolph, Go: Organic Orchestra Adam Rudolph, Go: Organic Orchestra - Go: Organic Orchestra: 1(CD, Album) Meta Records (2) META 006 US 2002 Sell This Version
Meta/YAL 008 Adam Rudolph - In The Garden album art Yusef Lateef, Adam Rudolph, Go: Organic Orchestra Yusef Lateef, Adam Rudolph, Go: Organic Orchestra - In The Garden(2xCD, Album) Meta Records (2), YAL Records Meta/YAL 008 US 2003 Sell This Version
Meta 009 Adam Rudolph - Vista album art Sam Rivers, Adam Rudolph, Harris Eisenstadt Sam Rivers, Adam Rudolph, Harris Eisenstadt - Vista(CD, Album) Meta Records (2) Meta 009 US 2004 Sell This Version
OTA 1012 Adam Rudolph - Pictures Of Soul album art Omar Sosa, Adam Rudolph Omar Sosa, Adam Rudolph - Pictures Of Soul(CD, Album) Otá Records OTA 1012 2004 Sell This Version
Meta/Kabell 010 Adam Rudolph - Compassion album art Wadada Leo Smith & Adam Rudolph Wadada Leo Smith & Adam Rudolph - Compassion(CD, Album) Meta Records (2), Kabell Records Meta/Kabell 010 US 2006 Sell This Version
RR18, none Adam Rudolph - Thought Forms album art Adam Rudolph / Go: Organic Orchestra Adam Rudolph / Go: Organic Orchestra - Thought Forms(CD, Album) Ruby Red Editora, Meta Records (2) RR18, none Portugal 2008 Sell This Version
YAL/Meta 012, META YAL 012 Adam Rudolph - Towards The Unknown album art Yusef Lateef & Adam Rudolph Yusef Lateef & Adam Rudolph - Towards The Unknown(CD, Album) Meta Records (2), Meta Records (2) YAL/Meta 012, META YAL 012 US 2010 Sell This Version
Meta 012 Adam Rudolph - Yèyí album art Adam Rudolph / Ralph Jones (4) Adam Rudolph / Ralph Jones (4) - Yèyí(CD, Album) Meta Records (2) Meta 012 US 2010 Sell This Version
Meta 014 Adam Rudolph - Can You Imagine… The Sound Of A Dream album art Go: Organic Orchestra, Adam Rudolph Go: Organic Orchestra, Adam Rudolph - Can You Imagine… The Sound Of A Dream(CD) Meta Records (2) Meta 014 US 2011 Sell This Version
Meta 015 Adam Rudolph - Merely A TravelerOn The Cosmic Path album art Adam Rudolph, Ralph M. Jones* Adam Rudolph, Ralph M. Jones* - Merely A TravelerOn The Cosmic Path(CD, Album) Meta Records (2) Meta 015 US 2012 Sell This Version
META 017 LP Adam Rudolph - Sonic Mandala album art Adam Rudolph / Go: Organic Orchestra Adam Rudolph / Go: Organic Orchestra - Sonic Mandala (Album) Meta Records (2) META 017 LP US 2013 Sell This Version
018 Adam Rudolph - Voice Prints album art Yusef Lateef, Roscoe Mitchell, Adam Rudolph, Douglas R. Ewart* Yusef Lateef, Roscoe Mitchell, Adam Rudolph, Douglas R. Ewart* - Voice Prints(CD, Album) Meta Records (2) 018 US 2013 Sell This Version
016 Adam Rudolph - Good Medicine album art Ig Bo Duet : Joseph Bowie & Adam Rudolph Ig Bo Duet : Joseph Bowie & Adam Rudolph - Good Medicine(CD) Defunkt Music 016 2013 Sell This Version
RUNE406 Adam Rudolph - Turning Towards The Light  album art Adam Rudolph, Go: Organic Orchestra Adam Rudolph, Go: Organic Orchestra - Turning Towards The Light (CD, Album) Cuneiform Records RUNE406 US 2015 Sell This Version
Meta 021 Adam Rudolph - Morphic Resonances album art Adam Rudolph Morphic Resonances(CD, Album) Meta Records (2) Meta 021 US 2017 Sell This Version
RNR089 Adam Rudolph - The Unknowable album art Dave Liebman*, Tatsuya Nakatani, Adam Rudolph Dave Liebman*, Tatsuya Nakatani, Adam Rudolph - The Unknowable (Album) RareNoise Records RNR089 UK 2018 Sell This Version
Meta 022 Adam Rudolph - Karuna (Compassion) album art Hamid Drake, Ralph M. Jones*, Adam Rudolph Hamid Drake, Ralph M. Jones*, Adam Rudolph - Karuna (Compassion)(CD) Meta Records (2) Meta 022 US 2018 Sell This Version
none Adam Rudolph - Chi album art David Liebman, Adam Rudolph, Hamid Drake David Liebman, Adam Rudolph, Hamid Drake - Chi (Album) RareNoise Records none US 2019 Sell This Version