Sahib Shihab Jazz Sahib
This double CD set features veteran bop era saxophonist Sahib Shihab a. Edmund Gregory. While with Gillespie in he started to play baritone sax and since then alternated in both instruments, although the big horn became his main voice. In andbefore he went to Europe, he madealong with several outstanding sidemensome great sextet recordings on Sahib Shihab Jazz Sahib, as a leader, mostly for Savoy Records, except one early alto session for Epic Records. Here, for the first time on CD, are all these sextet sides plus two swinging dates he recorded with Mort Herberts group, also for Savoy.
This collection surely will put him in the place he deserves in the jazz field. These sides by saxophonist Sahib Shihab were the first to really showcase him as he came into his own as a bandleader, and as a session musician who could write his own ticket. He moved to Europe two scant years later: he relocated to Europe insettled in Denmark, and didn't return for 16 years. Shihab had been playing professionally since he was 16, and had previously worked with Sahib Shihab Jazz Sahib Henderson, Roy Eldridge, Thelonious Monk, Art Blakey, Tadd Dameron, Lucky Thompson, Miles Davis, and most importantly, Dizzy Gillespie, where he first made his mark as a baritone player of great taste, power, and swing; he was in his thirties before he led his own group.
Even here, on a volume under his own name, there is only one full LP to his credit, the killer Jazz Sahib and four cuts he led on. The rest comprises two albums under bassist Mort Herbert's leadership, and some compilation sides on which Shihab played. That said, there isn't anything generic or unsatisfying about the music here. The Herbert's sides were released as Night People and Jazz After Hours the latter is a bit confusing since Shihab led on two of the cuts.
The personnel Sahib Shihab Jazz Sahib these sides reads like a who's who of players on the New York scene: the first four Sahib Shihab Jazz Sahib -- all under Herbert's name, feature pianist Ronnie Ball, Don Stratton on trumpet, Shihab on baritone, and Mike Cuozzo on tenor. The drummer was none other than Kenny Clarke, whose association Jezzreel Rockers Showcase Volume 2 Shihab would continue in one form or another until his death.
This is an historic meeting in a sense, because as both men St Etienne Only Love Can Break Your Heart Filthy to leave Radiohead The Bends States, they achieved not only great fame and opportunities to work, they became entwined in one another's music in the Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band and their various sextets from the s and into the '70s.
Shihab's first session as a leader also features his own composition, "Hum-Bug" and the Kenny Burrell-penned "Southern Exposure. The Sahib Shihab Jazz Sahib. Rue de la Harpe.
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He worked for Copenhagen Polytechnic and wrote scores for television, cinema and theatre. He married a Bob Marley Songs Of Freedom woman and raised a Rodrigo Y Gabriela And CUBA Area 52 in Europe, although he remained a conscious African-American still sensitive to racial issues.
InShihab returned to the United States for a three-year hiatus, working as a session man for rock and pop artists and also doing some copy writing for local musicians. He spent his remaining years between New York and Europe and played in a partnership with Art Farmer. FromShihab was a visiting artist at Rutgers University.
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