Jaribu Shahid

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Jaribu Shahid at Kongsberg Jazzfestival in 2017

Jaribu Abdurahman Shahid (born Ben Henderson, September 11, 1955, Detroit) is an American jazz bassist. He plays both double-bass and electric bass.

Shahid played in the band Griot Galaxy with Faruq Z. Bey in the 1970s, and became the ensemble's leader when Bey fell into a coma in 1984 after a motorcycle crash.[1] Shahid continued leading the group in the 1990s. He was associated with the Creative Arts Collective and played in this capacity with Muhal Richard Abrams, Anthony Braxton, and Roscoe Mitchell. He played with Sun Ra in 1978 and worked extensively with Mitchell in the 1980s and 1990s, as well as with Geri Allen and James Carter. He joined the Art Ensemble of Chicago in 2004.


With Geri Allen

With the Art Ensemble of Chicago

With James Carter

With Roscoe Mitchell

With David Murray

With Evan Parker

With Strata Institute

With the World Saxophone Quartet

Witn Hugh Ragin


  1. ^ Gary W. Kennedy, "Jaribu Shahid". The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. 2nd edition, ed. Barry Kernfeld, 2004.