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Hasan Abdur-Razzaq

Born: October 3, 1949    Primary Instrument: Sax, alto

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

Hasan Abdur-Razzaq

Rejuvenation Voyage
Edgetone Records
2010
Tracks: 14
Hasan Abdur-Razzaq : alto sax : reeds : cello
Ryan Jewell : drums : percussion
Tom Abbs : bass : cello
When Walls Exhale
Wizards
Outpostings
2010
Tracks: 3
Hasan Abdur-Razzaq : reeds
Gerard Cox : piano
Adam Smith : drums Hasan Abdur-RazzaqSolo Improvisations
Outpostings
2008
Tracks: 8
Hasan Abdur-Razzaq
alto and tenor saxophones
bass kick drum & high hat cymbal
processed cello Hasan Abdur-Razzaq

Two Revolutions
Box Deserter
Edgetone Records
2007
Tracks: 2
Thollem McDonas : piano
Marko Novachcoff : reeds
Michael Carey : reeds
Hasan Abdur-Razzaq : reeds
Joel Peterson : bass
Kurt Prisbe : drums
Steven Baker : Laotian mouth organ
Brad Duncan : Lecture
Hasan Abdur-Razzaq

First Union Reunion
Wizards
Outpostings
2009
Tracks: 4
Hasan Abdur-Razzaq : tenor & alto saxophones
Gerard Cox : Rhodes organ : key bass
Adam Smith : percussion : and effects

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