Marvin "Hannibal" Peterson

Marvin "Hannibal" Peterson

born on 11/11/1948 in Smithville, TX, United States

Marvin Peterson

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Marvin Peterson

Hannibal Marvin Peterson, (born November 11, 1948 in Smithville, Texas) later Hannibal Lokumbe, is an American jazz trumpeter and composer.[1]

He attended North Texas State University from 1967 to 1969, then moved to New York in 1970.[1]

His oratorio African Portraits, which premiered in Carnegie Hall in 1990 by the American Composers Orchestra, has been performed 55 times by major orchestras, with the most notable performance being that by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The work traces the African American experience by combining West African music, blues, jazz, and classical music.[1]

In 2009 he won a Fellow Award in Music from United States Artists.[2] As of 2010, Hannibal Lokumbe resides in Bastrop, Texas.[3]


As leader

  • 1973: Children of the Fire (Sunrise) with Richard Davis, Diedre Murray, Waheeda Masse, David Amram
  • 1975: Hannibal (MPS) with Michael Cochrane, Diedre Murray, Stafford James, Thabo Michael Carvin, Chris Hart
  • 1976: Hannibal in Berlin (MPS) with Diedre Murray, George Adams, Michael Cochrane, Allen Nelson
  • 1977: Hannibal in Antibes (Enja) with Diedre Murray, Steve Neil, George Adams, Makaya Ntshoko
  • 1978: The Light (Baystate)with Michael Cochrane, Diedre Murray, Cecil McBee, David Lee, Frank Wright, Marcella Allen, Stanley Robinson, Roland Love
  • 1978: Naima (Eastworld) with Kenny Barron, Cecil McBee, Billy Hart, Diedre Murray
  • 1978: Live In Lausanne (Baystate)
  • 1979: Tribute (Baystate) with Michael Cochrane, Diedre Murray, Erroll Waters, Makaya Ntshoko
  • 1981: The Angels of Atlanta (Enja) with Kenny Barron, Diedre Murray, Cecil McBee, George Adams
  • 1990: Kiss on the Bridge with Johannes Barthelmes, Fred Stern, Michael Henning, Michael Landmesser
  • 1991: Visions of a New World (Atlantic) with Clyde Criner, Diedre Murray, Omar Hakim, Jean Paul Bourelly, Ronnie Drayton
  • 1993: One with the Wind (Muse) with Joe Ford, Michael Cochrane, Lonnie Plaxico, Cecil Brooks III, Jeff Haynes
  • 1995: African Portraits (Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Daniel Barenboim)
  • 2009: Dear Mrs. Parks (Naxos)

As sideman

With Gil Evans

  • Svengali (1973)
  • Plays the Music of Jimi Hendrix (1974)
  • Priestess (1977)
  • Live at the Public Theater in New York, Vols. 1-2 (1980)
  • Live at Sweet Basil, Vols. 1-2 (1984)
  • There Comes A Time (1987) RCA Records
  • Where Flamingos Fly (1989) A&M Records

With Frank Foster

  • The Loud Minority (1974)

With Roy Haynes

  • Hip Ensemble (1971)
  • Senyah (1973)

With Don Pullen

  • Tomorrow's Promises (Atlantic, 1977)

With Pharoah Sanders

  • Black Unity
  • Live at the East
  • Village of the Pharaohs

With Eric Kloss

With Elvin Jones

  • Live at the Village Vanguard (Enja, 1968)

With Grachan Moncur III & Jazz Composer's Orchestra

  • Echoes Of Prayer (JCOA Records)

With Kip Hanrahan

  • Desire Develops An Edge (1983)


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 [Marvin Peterson at All Music Guide allmusic Biography]
  2. United States Artists Official Website
  3. May, Cobb (2010-08-15). Dorthaan Kirk: Happy 75th, Rahsaan. JazzTimes. Retrieved on 2010-08-16.

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