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Roswell Rudd, Steve Lacy

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Monksiland, the Band



Roswell Rudd, trombone
Steve Lacy, sax
Dave Douglas, trumpet
John Betsch, drums
JJ Avenel, bass

Roswell Rudd was born November 17, 1935 in the rural northwest corner of Connecticut, Sharon to be exact.

He attended Yale University and it's been said that he cut his chops "playing rags and stomps for drunken college kids in Connecticut."

He made his living playing Dixieland jazz which comes through in this performance and his primarily known for his work with the avant-garde with artists like Cecil Taylor, Archie Shepp, John Tchicai and Steve Lacy.

He also worked and taught in the field of ethnomusicology including for Alan Lomax.

He's also worked extensively with musicians from the African country of Mali.

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