Born: November 23, 1947 Primary Instrument: Trumpet
Melton S. Mustafa
Trumpeter, Composer/Arranger, Educator, Clinician International Recording Artist
Melton has recorded and toured with the Count Basie Orchestra, Bobby Watson, Jaco Pastorius, Charles Mingus Epitaph Big band among many others. Mustafa has released three CD's entitled MELTON MUSTAFA ORCHESTRA Boiling Point, MELTON MUSTAFA ORCHESTRA St. Louis Blues, and Mustafa’s Jazz Quartet’s new CD is entitled (The Softer Side, scenes from Miami vol.1)
The Melton Mustafa Orchestra is a powerhouse orchestra in the Basie tradition, rooted in swing and blues, though also featuring bebop, modal and Afro-Cuban flavors. The Melton Mustafa Quartet and sometimes quintet, focuses mostly on original compositions and incorporates many jazz styles ranging from blues to free-jazz....
Victor Lasko with the Count Basie Orchestra
Dianne Shuur and the Count Basie Orchestra
Count Basie Orchestra: Legend: The Legacy
Count Basie Orchestra: Live at El Morocco
Count Basie Orchestra with Catalina Valencia
Count Basie Orchestra with Joe Williams
Count Basie Orchestra "Timeless"
Count Basie Orchestra "Basie's Bag"
Count Basie Orchestra: Long Live The Chief
Bobby Watson Horizon, "GUMBO" 1985 Evidence Records
Bobby Watson Horizon Quintet: The Inventor
Bobby Watson: Live at the Lugano Jazz Festival
Bobby Watson: Tailor Made Band
Jaco Pastorious: Birthday Party
Jaco Pastorious: Holiday for Pans
Atlantean Driftwood Band: Melts in Your Mouth
Atlantean Driftwood Band: Jazz on The Green
Jesse Jones Jr, "The So Then Collection"
Randy Berson: Music for Planets, People and Washing Machines
Author Baron: Afro Blue Band
Jesse Jones Jr.: Soul Serenade
Eric Allison: Mean Street Beat
Melton Mustafa Orchestra "Boiling Point"
Melton Mustafa Orchestra "St.Louis Blues"
The Softer Side, "Scenes from Miami, Vol. 1"
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