Sunday, November 20
A founding member of Herbie Hancock’s seminal band The Headhunters, as well as a performer and composer in Hancock’s influential Mwandishi band Bennie Maupin might be best known for his atmospheric bass clarinet work on numerous Miles Davis recordings.
Born in 1940, Maupin started playing clarinet, later adding saxophone, flute and, most notably, the bass clarinet to his formidable arsenal of woodwind instruments.
The instrumentation of Maupin’s current group — The Bennie Maupin Ensemble — harkens back to the tradition of great saxophone-bass-drum trios, such as the group led by Sonny Rollins with Wilbur Ware and Elvin Jones. While echoes of the great John Coltrane can be heard in Maupin’s work, one can also discern the influences of Yusef Lateef, Sonny Rollins, and Eric Dolphy, as well as Maupin’s contemporaries like Wayne Shorter and the late Joe Henderson.
Maupin’s approach to his music is intentional and profound, yet alive in the interpretation of the moment. He maintains active performing and teaching careers in Europe, and the US and we are delighted to welcome him to All Saints Church as part of our 2016/2017 Jazz Vespers series.
Sunday, November 20, 5:00 p.m. in the Chancel. Christina Honchell offers the meditation.
If you would like to use the elevator for accessibility, please arrive five minutes early. Child care provided.
For more information, contact Melissa Hayes: 626.583.2725 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Bernie Maupin, visit his website.