Raphe Malik

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Raphe Malik, born Laurence Mazel (November 1, 1948 in Cambridge, Massachusetts – March 8, 2006 in Guilford, Vermont) was an American jazz trumpeter.

Malik studied at the University of Massachusetts (1966–70), then moved to Paris, where he played with Frank Wright and members of the Art Ensemble of Chicago. After returning to Ohio, he worked with Cecil Taylor in the middle of the 1970s, including at Carnegie Hall and for tours of Europe. He and Taylor collaborated through much of the 1980s. In the 1990s Malik recorded several albums as a leader, and worked with Dennis Warren in the Full Metal Revolutionary Jazz Ensemble.


As leader[edit]

  • Last Set: Live at the 1369 Jazz Club (Boxholder, 1984; issued 2004)
  • 21st Century Texts (FMP, 1992)
  • Sirens Sweet & Slow (Outsounds, 1994)
  • The Short Form (Eremite Records, 1997)
  • ConSequences (Eremite, 1998)
  • Storyline (Boxholder Records, 1999)
  • Looking East: A Suite in Three Parts (Boxholder, 1999)
  • Speak Easy (Le Systeme, 2001)
  • Companions (Eremite, 2002)
  • Sympathy (Boxholder, 2004)

As sideman[edit]

With Jimmy Lyons

With Cecil Taylor