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Bennie Maupin

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born on 29/8/1946 in Detroit, MI, United States

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Bennie Maupin

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Bennie Maupin (born August 29, 1940, Detroit, Michigan) is a jazz multireedist who performs on various saxophones, flute, and bass clarinet.[1]

He is known for his participation in Herbie Hancock's Mwandishi sextet and Headhunters band, and for performing on Miles Davis's seminal fusion record, Bitches Brew. Maupin has collaborated with Horace Silver, Roy Haynes, Woody Shaw, Lee Morgan and many others. He has performed on several Meat Beat Manifesto albums. He is noted for having a harmonically-advanced, "out" improvisation style, while having a different sense of melodic direction than other "out" jazz musicians such as Eric Dolphy.

Maupin was a member of Almanac, a group with Cecil McBee (bass), Mike Nock (piano) and Eddie Marshall (drums).


As leader

  • 1974: The Jewel in the Lotus (ECM)
  • 1977: Slow Traffic to the Right (Mercury)
  • 1978: Moonscapes (Mercury)
  • 1998: Driving While Black with Patrick Gleeson (Intuition)
  • 2006: Penumbra (Cryptogramophone)
  • 2008: Early Reflections (Cryptogramophone)

As sideman

With John Beasley

  • Positootly!

With Marion Brown

  • Afternoon of a Georgia Faun (ECM, 1970)
  • Juba Lee

With Mike Clark

  • Actual Proof

With Miles Davis

  • Bitches Brew (Columbia, 1970)
  • A Tribute to Jack Johnson (1971)
  • On the Corner (Columbia, 1972)
  • Big Fun (Columbia, 1974)

With Jack DeJohnette

  • Have You Heard?

With Herbie Hancock

  • Mwandishi (1971)
  • Crossings (1972)
  • Sextant (1972)
  • Head Hunters (1973)
  • Thrust (1974)
  • Flood (1975)
  • Man-Child (1975)
  • Secrets (1976)
  • VSOP (1976)
  • Dis Is da Drum (1994)

With The Headhunters

  • Survival of the Fittest (1975)
  • Straight from the Gate (1977)
  • Return of the Headhunters (1998)

With Eddie Henderson

  • Realization (Capricorn, 1973)
  • Inside Out (Capricorn, 1974)
  • Sunburst (Blue Note, 1975)
  • Mahal (Capitol, 1978)

With Andrew Hill

  • One for One (Blue Note, 1965)

With Lee Morgan

  • Live at the Lighthouse (Blue Note, 1970)
  • Caramba! (Blue Note, 1968)
  • Taru (Blue Note, 1980)

With Darek Oleszkiewicz

  • Like a Dream

With the Jimmy Owens-Kenny Barron Quintet

  • You Had Better Listen (Atlantic, 1967)

With Woody Shaw

  • Blackstone Legacy (Contemporary, 1970)
  • Song of Songs (Contemporary, 1972)

With Horace Silver

  • Serenade to a Soul Sister (Blue Note, 1968)
  • You Gotta Take a Little Love (Blue Note, 1969)

With Lonnie Smith

  • Turning Point (Blue Note, 1969)

With McCoy Tyner

  • Tender Moments (Blue Note, 1968)
  • Together (Milestone, 1978)

With Lenny White

  • Big City

With Patrick Gleeson and Jim Lang (Electronic Musical Industries, 2008)

  • Jazz Criminal


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