ABDUL WADUD

Avant-Garde Jazz • United States
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An outstanding cellist, Abdul Wadud has concentrated solely on the instrument since the age of nine, and never decided to double on bass. His plucking and bowed solos have been featured in jazz and symphonic/classical settings, and Wadud's easily the finest cellist to emerge from the '60s and '70s generation. He studied at Youngstown State and Oberlin in the late '60s and early '70s. He played in the Black Unity Trio at Oberlin and met Julius Hemphill; the two subsequently worked together well through the '80s. Wadud played in the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra in the '70s, and earned his master's degree in 1972. He played with Arthur Blythe for the first time in 1976, and has since maintained a working relationship with him. He also worked and recorded with Frank Lowe, George Lewis, Oliver Lake, Sam Rivers, Cecil Taylor, David Murray, Chico Freeman, Anthony Davis, and James Newton in read more...
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ABDUL WADUD By Myself album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
By Myself
Avant-Garde Jazz 1977

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ABDUL WADUD Straight Ahead / Free At Last (with Leroy Jenkins) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Straight Ahead / Free At Last (with Leroy Jenkins)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1979
ABDUL WADUD Abdul Wadud & Julius Hemphill: Oakland Duets album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Abdul Wadud & Julius Hemphill: Oakland Duets
Avant-Garde Jazz 1992

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