Bennie Maupin

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Bennie Maupin
Background information
Born (1940-08-29) August 29, 1940 (age 75)
Detroit Michigan United States
Genres Post bop, jazz fusion
Occupation(s) Musician, composer
Instruments Saxophones, flute, bass clarinet
Labels Columbia Records
Associated acts Almanac, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Meat Beat Manifesto, Horace Silver, Roy Haynes
Website Official site

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

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).

The Headhunters in 1975. Maupin is on the right, holding a bass clarinet


As leader[edit]

As sideman[edit]

With John Beasley

With Marion Brown

With Mike Clark

  • Actual Proof

With Miles Davis

With Jack DeJohnette

  • Have You Heard?

With Herbie Hancock

With The Headhunters

With Eddie Henderson

With Andrew Hill

With Lee Morgan

With Darek Oles

  • Like a Dream

With Woody Shaw

With Horace Silver

With Lonnie Smith

With McCoy Tyner

With Lenny White

  • Big City

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

  • Jazz Criminal


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