The Jewel in the Lotus (album)

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The Jewel in the Lotus
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Studio album by
GenreJazz-fusion, jazz, modal jazz, avant-garde jazz
ProducerManfred Eicher
Bennie Maupin chronology
The Jewel in the Lotus
Slow Traffic to the Right
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic5/5 stars [1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 stars[3]

The Jewel in the Lotus is the debut album by jazz woodwind player Bennie Maupin, recorded and released in 1974. In 2011, Ricardo Villalobos and Max Loderbauer used samples of The Jewel in the Lotus as the basis for the track "Rensenada" on the remix album Re:ECM.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Ensenada" – 8:15
  2. "Mappo" – 8:30
  3. "Excursion" – 4:52
  4. "Past + Present = Future" - 1:52
  5. "The Jewel in the Lotus" - 10:02
  6. "Winds of Change" - 1:30
  7. "Song for Tracie Dixon Summers" - 5:19
  8. "Past Is Past" - 3:57
All compositions by Bennie Maupin
  • Recorded at the Record Plant, New York City in March, 1974



  1. ^ Jurek, Thom. "The Jewel in the Lotus". Allmusic.
  2. ^ Haider, Shuja (April 28, 2019). "Bennie Maupin: The Jewel in the Lotus". Pitchfork. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 133. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.