Hannibal Lokumbe

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Hannibal Lokumbe
Peterson performing in New York City on July 6, 1976
Peterson performing in New York City on July 6, 1976
Background information
Birth nameMarvin Peterson
Born (1948-11-11) November 11, 1948 (age 72)
Smithville, Texas
GenresFree jazz
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsTrumpet
LabelsEnja, MPS, Baystate
Associated actsSunrise Orchestra
Websitehanniballokumbe.com

Hannibal Lokumbe (born Marvin Peterson on November 11, 1948) is an American jazz trumpeter.

Career[edit]

A native of Smithville, Texas, he was born "Marvin Peterson" but is sometimes known by the name "Hannibal".[1] In the late 1960s he attended North Texas State University for two years, then moved to New York City and went on tour with Rahsaan Roland Kirk.[1] He became a member of the Gil Evans orchestra, an association that lasted through the 1980s, and worked with Roy Haynes and Pharoah Sanders.[1] As the leader of the Sunrise Orchestra, he played koto and trumpet.[1] His debut solo album, Children of the Fire, was released in 1974.[1]

Awards and honors[edit]

Fellow Award in Music from United States Artists, 2009[2]

Discography[edit]

As leader[edit]

  • Marvin Peterson and the Soulmasters in Concert (Century, 1969)
  • Children of the Fire (Sunrise, 1974)
  • Hannibal (BASF/MPS, 1975)
  • In Antibes (Enja, 1977)
  • In Berlin (MPS, 1977)
  • Naima (Eastworld, 1978)
  • The Light (Eastworld, 1978)
  • Live in Lausanne (Eastworld, 1978)
  • The Tribe (John Hammond World of Jazz 1978)
  • Tribute (Eastworld, 1979)
  • The Universe Is Not for Sale (Smackdab, 1980)
  • The Angels of Atlanta (Enja, 1981)
  • Poem Song (Mole, 1981)
  • More Sightings (Enja, 1984)
  • Visions of a New World (Atlantic, 1989)
  • Kiss On the Bridge (Ear-Rational, 1990)
  • Crossing (Ear-Rational, 1991)
  • One with the Wind (Muse, 1994)
  • Dear Mrs. Parks (Naxos, 2009)
  • Can You Hear God Crying? (Naxos, 2014)

As sideman[edit]

With Richard Davis

With Gil Evans

With Frank Foster

With Kip Hanrahan

  • Desire Develops An Edge (Yellowbird, 1983)

With Billy Hart

With Roy Haynes

With Elvin Jones

With Eric Kloss

With Grachan Moncur III & Jazz Composer's Orchestra

  • Echoes of Prayer (JCOA, 1974)

With New York Unit

With Don Pullen

With Pharoah Sanders

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Kelsey, Chris. "Marvin "Hannibal" Peterson". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Hannibal Lokumbe – USA Cummings Fellow". United States Artists. 2009. Archived from the original on April 9, 2015. Retrieved April 8, 2015.

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