Bennie Maupin

Bennie Maupin's highly personal bass clarinet sound helped define such classic jazz recordings as Miles Davis' Bitches Brew, Jack Johnson, Big Fun and On the Corner, as well as recordings by Herbie Hancock's Mwandishi band, and the Headhunters. The multi- woodwind player has also recorded with Chick Corea, Horace Silver, McCoy Tyner, Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard, Jack DeJohnette, Andrew Hill, Eddie Henderson and Woody Shaw, to name only a few.

The instrumentation of Maupin’s current group, The Bennie Maupin Ensemble, harkens back to the tradition of great saxophone-bass-drum trios, such as the group led by Sonny Rollins with Wilbur Ware and Elvin Jones. Maupin’s approach to his music is intentional and profound, yet alive in the interpretation of the moment.

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Slow Traffic To The...
Enja Records
2011
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Early Reflections
Early Reflections
Cryptogramophone
2008
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The Jewel in the Lotus
The Jewel in the Lotus
ECM Records
2007
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Penumbra
Penumbra
Cryptogramophone
2007
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Penumbra
Penumbra
Cryptogramophone
2006
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Driving While Black
Enja Records
1998
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