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The Sabir Mateen Quartet
November 18, 2006 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm EST
Composer and bandleader Sabir Mateen has been a musician most of his life. Born in Philadelphia, he started as a percussionist and moved to flute as a teenager. Gradually evolving from alto to tenor saxophone, he has been through a number of musical transformations. He started out playing rhythm and blues in the early ’70s, which led him to the tenor saxophone chair of the Horace Tapscott Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra. From there, he has worked with Cecil Taylor, Sunny Murray, William Parker, Alan Silvia, Butch & Wilber Morris, Ralphe Malik, Steve Swell, Mark Whitecage, Roy Campbell, Matthew Shipp, Marc Edwards, Jemeel Moondoc, William Hooker, Henry Grimes, Rashid Bakr, Kali Fasteau, and numerous others. He is a member of the cooperative band Test and also performs with Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra, Earth People, and the Downtown Horns. Tonight features Sabir Mateen (tenor & alto saxophone, flute, Bb & alto clarinets), Raymond A. King (piano), Jane Want (bass & cello), Ravis Momin (drums, tabla, talking drums, African & Indian percussion).
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