Ahmed Abdul-Malik 

Ahmed Abdul-Malik 
Ahmed Abdul-Malik, was born january 30, 1927 . origin , brooklyn, new york, usa , died october 2, 1993 (aged 66)
genres jazz
occupations bassist , instruments,bass ,oud , labels prestige records
associated acts art blakey
ahmed abdul-malik (january 30, 1927 in brooklyn – october 2, 1993 in long branch, new jersey) was a jazz double bassist and oud player of sudanese descent. he attended the high school of music & art in harlem.
in the mid-1970s, malik was a substitute instructor at junior high school 281, in bensonhurst, brooklyn, new york, teaching strings under the supervision of andrew liotta, acclaimed composer of seven operas, choral, and numerous chamber works. while seeking a teaching certification, in addition to study under liotta in orchestration and composition, he also taught sudanese in the junior high school language department. in the late 1970s he taught individual students private instruction in jazz improvisation at new york university.
he is noted for integrating middle eastern and north african music styles in his jazz music. he was the bassist for art blakey, randy weston, and thelonious monk among others. as an oud player he did a tour of south america for the united states department of state and performed at an african jazz festival in morocco.
1 discography
1.1 as leader
1.2 as sideman
2 references
as leader
1958: jazz sahara (riverside) – with johnny griffin
1959: east meets west with curtis fuller, jerome richardson, lee morgan, benny golson, johnny griffin
1961: the music of ahmed abdul-malik (new jazz)
1962: sounds of africa (new jazz)
1963: the eastern moods of ahmed abdul-malik (prestige)
1964: spellbound
as sideman
with art blakey
the african beat (1962)
with john coltrane
live! at the village vanguard (1961)
with walt dickerson
relativity (1962)
jazz impressions of lawrence of arabia (1963)
with jutta hipp
jutta hipp with zoot sims (1956)
with odetta
odetta and the blues (1962)
odetta sings the blues (1968)
with thelonious monk
misterioso (1958)
thelonious in action (1958)
thelonious monk quartet


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