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BENNY MAUPIN

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BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS

Full Name: Benjamin Maupin

Description: Saxophonist, USA
Known For: Album – “Bitches Brew” – 1970

Instruments: Clarinet, Saxophone
Music Styles: Jazz

Location: United States of America

Date Born: 29th August 1946
Location Born: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

CONTACT DETAILS

Web Site:  Official website

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BIOGRAPHICAL PROFILE

Benny Maupin

An American Saxophonist and Clarinetist.

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

He is probably best 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 also 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 also a member of Almanac, a group with Cecil McBee (bass), Mike Nock (piano) and Eddie Marshall (drums).

He is probably best 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.

Bennie Maupin played soprano & tenor saxophones, saxello, bass clarinet, alto flute the Herbie Hancock album “Head Hunters” in 1977.

Groups associated with: : Detroit Experiment, The, Headhunters, The, Magnet.

His sound is said to be close to that of Lester Young.

Albums as band leader include.

Discography

As leader
1974: The Jewel in the Lotus (ECM Records)
1977: Slow Traffic to the Right (Mercury)
1978: Moonscapes (Mercury)
1998: Driving While Black with Patrick Gleeson (Intuition Records)
2006: Penumbra
2008: Early Reflections
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)
With Darek Oles

Like a Dream
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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