Bennie Maupin may be a multi-instrumentalist, but he's best-known as the bass clarinetist on albums including Miles Davis' classic Bitches Brew
and Herbie Hancock's Head Hunters
His own discography as a leader is small, but he made a welcome return this year with the Cryptogramophone release, Penumbra. A more intimate, acoustic set, it features Maupin with bassist Darek Oles, drummer Michael Stephans and longtime associate, percussionist Daryl Munyungo Jackson.
AAJ New York contributor Rex Butters had the opportunity to speak at length with Maupin, about his career to date, working with Miles and, of course, Penumbra.
Check out Bennie Maupin: Miles Beyond at AAJ today.
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