Post Tagged with: "Bennie Maupin"

Lee Morgan – I Called Him Morgan (2017, DVD)

Lee Morgan – I Called Him Morgan (2017, DVD)

‘I Called Him Morgan’ is a compelling, up-close documentary chronicling of the self-destructive lifestyle of jazz prodigy Lee Morgan.

Robert Hurst – BoB, A Palindrome (2013)

Around the same time Robert Hurst recorded the trio document Unrehurst, Vol. 1 with Robert Glasper (piano) and Damion Reid (drums), the bassist/composer and bandleader had convened a sort of summit meeting

The Bennie Maupin Ensemble – Penumbra (2006)

by Mark Saleski Back in the dark ages (read: before the Internet) I spent a fair amount of time searching out new music by paying very close attention to the listings of my local public and classical radio stations.

Something Else! Interview: Bill Summers, of the Headhunters

The Headhunters, who with Herbie Hancock crafted jazz music’s first platinum release, return this month with an aptly titled new project — Platinum.

Something Else! sneak peek: The Headhunters, "Tracie" (2011)

The Headhunters have completed an ambitious new jazz release — one that continues to push the edges of fusion, incorporating hip hop and funk

Forgotten series: Bennie Maupin – The Jewel in the Lotus (1974)

Part of the genius of Miles Davis (aside from the incredible compositions, insanely great trumpet work, and spooky ability to play just the right notes) was his amazing talent for selecting band members.

One Track Mind: Herbie Hancock – "Butterfly" (1974)

One Track Mind: Herbie Hancock – "Butterfly" (1974)

Herbie Hancock has enjoyed a long, five-decade musical career that has been both artistically and commercially fulfilling. Not many other artists can boast that of any genre, much less a jazz musician. But 2008’s winner of the Album Of The Year Grammy has given us Blue Note modern jazz classics like Maiden Voyage, abstract space funk-jazz like Sextant, an earlyRead More

The Bennie Maupin Quartet – Early Reflections (2008)

The Bennie Maupin Quartet – Early Reflections (2008)

photo: Cryptogramophone by Pico The hermitic but acclaimed multi-reedist Bennie Maupin is suddenly prolific. As a sideman for Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock during fusion’s formative years, Maupin’s versatility and sensitivity across a wide variety of wind instruments garnered him work on important documents of the genre live Bitches Brew and Herbie Hancock’s Mwandishi records. After Hancock broke up MwandishiRead More

Quickies: Bennie Maupin, Porcupine Tree, Dewey Redman

by Pico This version of Quickies focuses on new rock and old jazz. One thing they have in common: it’s all good. >Bennie Maupin The Jewel In The Lotus Multi-reedist Bennie Maupin first made his mark contributing that bad-assed bass clarinet to Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew and then joined Herbie Hancock’s Mwandishi space-funk fusion group, staying on with Herbie toRead More

Miles Davis – A Tribute To Jack Johnson (1970)

By S. Victor Aaron The successful jazz-rock experiments Miles Davis oversaw in 1969 with the one-two punch of In A Silent Way and Bitches Brew were plenty enough to forever put his mark on the genre and was even good enough for his induction into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall Of Fame. But the restless jazz legend felt he wasRead More