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Sabir Mateen

, *1951 US, Philadelphia
Musician / Composer of Jazz

Sabir Mateen (born April 16, 1951) is a musician and composer from Philadelphia who plays primarily in the avant-garde jazz idiom. He plays tenor and alto saxophone, B♭ and alto clarinet, and flute.As a young man, Mateen was originally a percussionist, and he started playing flute as a teenager. From there he moved to alto and then tenor saxophone. He started out playing rhythm and blues in the early 1970s which led him to the tenor saxophone chair of the Horace Tapscott Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra. He has performed or recorded with Cecil Taylor, Sunny Murray, William Parker, Alan Silva, Butch and Wilber Morris, Raphe Malik, Steve Swell, Roy Campbell, Jr., Matthew Shipp, Marc Edwards, Jemeel Moondoc, William Hooker, Henry Grimes, Rashid Bakr, Hamid Drake among others. He also is a member

  • Clarinet
  • Tenor sax
  • Flute
  • Alto sax
  • Saxophone
  • Jazz
  • Electronic
  • Rock

Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Live at Big LebowskiSabir Mateen, Davide Merlino2018Album
The Gathering Of The AngelsSabir Mateen2017Album
Collective FourSabir Mateen, Conrad Bauer, Mark Tokar, Klaus Kugel2016Album
Joys!Sabir Mateen, William Simone2016Album
The Joy Of Atonal Sax (And Other Delights)The Chonto / Tamura Sonic Insurgency with Sabir Mateen2014Album
apparizione #4Sabir Mateen2014Album
The uneXPectedFerrian/Pissavini/Quattrini Trio feat. Sabir Mateen2013Album
Infinite FlowersSabir Mateen, Sirone, Andrew Barker2013Album
The Sabir Mateen Jubilee EnsembleSabir Mateen2012Album
Sound GatheringSabir Mateen / Frode Gjerstad featuring Steve Swell2010Album
SamaSabir Mateen / Matthew Shipp2009Album
Urdla XXXSabir Mateen2008Album
DharmaWilliam Hooker + Sabir Mateen2007Album
WavesWilliam Hooker, Daniel Carter, Sabir Mateen, Ras Moshe, Jeffrey Shurdut2005Album
Good QuestionFrode Gjerstad / Sabir Mateen2005Album
Not On Earth... In Your Soul!Sabir Mateen - Daniel Carter - Andrew Barker2005Album
Happy Birthday Marshall!Marshall Allen, Danny Ray Thompson, Sabir Mateen, Jackson Krall, Adam Lane, Nick Gianni, Jeffrey Shurdut2005Album
A Cost Effective Orchestra For The American Way Of LifeJeffrey Shurdut, Steve Swell, Will Connell, Daniel Carter, Sabir Mateen2004Album
Seeing ColorsSabir Mateen2004Album
Screams Of Truth Need Cries Of CompassionSabir Mateen, Jeffrey Shurdut2003Album
Up In The MotherJeffrey Shurdut, Sabir Mateen2003Album
The Dream Of A Ridiculous ManJeffrey Shurdut, Bern Nix, Sabir Mateen2003Album
Brothers TogetherHamid Drake & Sabir Mateen2002Album
Sun XingSabir Mateen, Ben Karetnick2001Album
Getting Away With MurderTom Bruno & Sabir Mateen1998Album
We Are Not At The OperaSunny Murray w/ Sabir Mateen1998Album
Red Sprites & Blue JetsMarc Edwards Trio Featuring Sabir Mateen, Hilliard Greene1997Album
ResonanceDaniel Carter / Randall Colbourne / Paul Flaherty / Raphe Malik / Sabir Mateen1997Album
Breathing TogetherOne World Ensemble - Daniel Carter, Sabir Mateen, Yuko Fujiyama, Susie Ibarra, Wilber Morris1997Album
Light Comes From The FrontSabir Mateen, Matthew Heyner, David NussAlbum
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