5 Videos: Bennie Maupin

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On Monday, I posted about Stanley Cowell, one of jazz's greatest living pianists. Today, I'm focusing on Bennie Maupin, another living jazz legend who doesn't get the recognition he deserves. Maupin is perhaps best known for recording with Horace Silver (Serenade to a Soul Sister), Miles Davis (Bitches Brew) and Herbie Hancock (Headhunters, Thrust). Here are five videos featuring Maupin on a range of reed and woodwind instruments:

Here's Maupin with pianist Horace Silver in Rotterdam in 1968 with Randy Brecker (tp), John Williams (b) and Billy Cobham (d)...



Here's Maupin with Horace Silver in Denmark in 1968 with Bill Hardman (tp), John Williams (b) and Billy Cobham (d)...



Here's Herbie Hancock in Paris in 1972 with Bennie Maupin (ss, fl, bcl), Julian Priester (tb), Ed Henderson (tp), Buster Williams-(b) and Billy Hart (d)...



Here's Herbie Hancock and Maupin in 1974 performing Butterfly, with Paul Jackson (b), Mike Clarke (d) and Bill Summers (perc)...



And here's Maupin and keyboardist Kaidi Tathum in London in 2014 performing Chameleon...

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