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Bennie Maupin

ts, *1940 US, Detroit
Musician of Jazz and R&B/Soul
A.k.a. Benjamin Maupin Mwile

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.

  • Tenor sax
  • Vocals
  • Flute
  • Soprano sax
  • Jazz
  • R&B/Soul
  • Electronic
  • Hip-Hop/Rap
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Ensenada on The Jewel In The Lotus by Bennie Maupin
Past + Present = Future on The Jewel In The Lotus by Bennie Maupin
Mappo on The Jewel In The Lotus by Bennie Maupin
The Jewel In The Lotus on The Jewel In The Lotus by Bennie Maupin
Excursion on The Jewel In The Lotus by Bennie Maupin
Winds Of Change on The Jewel In The Lotus by Bennie Maupin
Afternoon Of A Georgia Faun on Afternoon Of A Georgia Faun by Marion Brown
Past Is Past on The Jewel In The Lotus by Bennie Maupin
Water Torture on Slow Traffic To The Right by Bennie Maupin
Song For Tracie Dixon Summers on The Jewel In The Lotus by Bennie Maupin

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Slow Traffic To The Right & MoonscapesBennie Maupin2011Compil.
Driving While BlackBennie Maupin, Patrick Gleeson1998Album
MoonscapesBennie Maupin1978Album
Nightwatch / Baker StreetBennie Maupin1978Single
Slow Traffic To The RightBennie Maupin1977Album
AlmanacMike Nock / Bennie Maupin / Cecil McBee / Eddie Marshall1977Album
The Jewel In The LotusBennie Maupin1974Album
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