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Hasan Abdur-Razzaq

Primary Instrument: Sax, alto

Born: October 3, 1949    

Hasan Abdur-Razzaq

My name is Hasan Abdur-Razzaq. My art forms include saxophone, cello, hand percussion, acrylic painting, linoleum block prints, and computer art. I am also a collector of jazz periodicals, historical information, photography, and poster art.

I was born in 1949 in Montgomery, Alabama, was raised in Cleveland and also have lived in New York, and presently- Columbus.

As a young man I always wanted to play an instrument. As I grew older I turned my artistic talents toward drawing and painting. This was a path that I continued to pursue throughout high school. It was also during this time however that I met some local musicians....
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Awards

Invitational Members Exhibition 2007 Art for Community Expression, Columbus. Black Creativity Exhibition 2004 Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago. Artist Honorarium 1996 Columbus Metropolitan Library, Martin Luther King Branch
”Truly...his inspired playing invokes the living spirit of Albert Ayler.” - Mark Corroto, AllAboutJazz

“Ohio trio Wizards, which featured the impressive sax work of free jazz veteran Hasan Abdur-Razzaq, whose caustic, spiritual tone recalled the roaring cries of Albert Ayler.” - Kyle Long, NUVO - Indianapolis

“His work combines elements of ecstatic free jazz with periods of more reflective sounds. Travel to Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia, and study of African rhythms through hand drumming, have contributed to his sound through a consciousness of global musical culture. Above all, Razzaq is motivated with bringing a level of sincerity and heartfelt expression to his music.” - Steve Panton, Hamtramck / Edwin Gallery, MI

Review: “Rejuvenation Trio: Rejuvenation Voyage” - Sea of Tranquility - The Web Destination for Prog http://www.seaoftranquility.org/ - Ryan Sparks

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