SABIR MATEEN

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Originally from Philadelphia (b. April 16th 1951), he moved to Los Angeles and played with Horace Tapscott and his Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra and other bands. He moved back to Philadelphia in the '80's and played with two musicians he still collaborates with today, Sunny Murray and Raymond A. King, and also with Monette Sudler, Bill Lewis and many others. He also pursued studies with Byard Lancaster.

Having moved to New York in 1989, Sabir became a world renowned artist and has performed with the greats such as Cecil Taylor, William Parker Ensembles (Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra & The Inside Songs Of Curtis Mayfield), Alan Silva, Wilber Morris, Jemeel Moondoc, Charles Downs (Rashid Bakr), Marc Edwards, Mark Whitecage, Raphe Malik, Dave Burrell, Butch Morris, Henry Grimes, Kali Z. Tom Bruno, Roy Campbell, Daniel Carter, Steve Swell The Sun Ra Arkestra, Frode Gjerstad, William Hooker and many others.

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SABIR MATEEN Divine Mad Love album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Divine Mad Love
Avant-Garde Jazz 1997
SABIR MATEEN Secrets of When album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Secrets of When
Avant-Garde Jazz 2001
SABIR MATEEN Sun Xing album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sun Xing
Avant-Garde Jazz 2001
SABIR MATEEN Soul Cleansing album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Soul Cleansing
Avant-Garde Jazz 2003
SABIR MATEEN Sabir Mateen, Jeff Shurdut : Screams Of Truth Need Cries Of Compassion album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sabir Mateen, Jeff Shurdut : Screams Of Truth Need Cries Of Compassion
Avant-Garde Jazz 2003
SABIR MATEEN Seeing Colors [solo alto] album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Seeing Colors [solo alto]
Avant-Garde Jazz 2004
SABIR MATEEN Other Places Other Spaces album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Other Places Other Spaces
Avant-Garde Jazz 2008
SABIR MATEEN Sound Gathering album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sound Gathering
Avant-Garde Jazz 2010
SABIR MATEEN Sabir Mateen, Sirone, Andrew Barker ‎: Infinite Flowers album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sabir Mateen, Sirone, Andrew Barker ‎: Infinite Flowers
Avant-Garde Jazz 2013
SABIR MATEEN apparizione #4 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
apparizione #4
Avant-Garde Jazz 2014

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SABIR MATEEN Light Comes From the Front album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Light Comes From the Front
Avant-Garde Jazz 1997
SABIR MATEEN Not On Earth ... In Your Soul! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Not On Earth ... In Your Soul!
Avant-Garde Jazz 2005
SABIR MATEEN Prophecies Come to Pass album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Prophecies Come to Pass
Avant-Garde Jazz 2006
SABIR MATEEN Urdla XXX album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Urdla XXX
Avant-Garde Jazz 2008
SABIR MATEEN Holidays In Siena album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Holidays In Siena
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011
SABIR MATEEN The Sabir Mateen Jubilee Ensemble album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Sabir Mateen Jubilee Ensemble
Avant-Garde Jazz 2013
SABIR MATEEN Mateen, Bauer, Tokar, Kugel : Collective Four album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mateen, Bauer, Tokar, Kugel : Collective Four
Avant-Garde Jazz 2016
SABIR MATEEN Sabir Mateen & William Simone : JOYS! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sabir Mateen & William Simone : JOYS!
Avant-Garde Jazz 2016

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SABIR MATEEN Holidays In Siena

Live album · 2011 · Avant-Garde Jazz
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Probably not of real star status,American sax player Sabir Mateen has serious reputation,partially in Europe,as one of strongly representative American free jazz reedists of mid-generation.During last decade he released just one album in States,but near ten in Europe(mostly in Italy,but in Poland and France as well).I had a pleasure to see him playing live just two months ago - during excellent concert where he played duo with younger Lithuanian guitar improviser Juozas Milasius. That has been almost stolen by extravagant poser Milasius by his Sharrock-meet-Bailey guitars accrobatics. Sabir demonstrated his usual American jazz-rooted but far not so explosive (and externally effective) sax impovs which successfully anchored guitar extravaganza though.

Here, on one of Mateen latest live releases, situation is almost oppositely different. Sabir plays in Italian Siena,hometown of his musical partner - acoustic bassist Silvia Bolognesi.Virtually unknown outside of her homecountry,Silvia played with Butch Morris Orchestra,participated in Muhal Richard Abrams, Roscoe Mitchell, Anthony Braxton masterclasses.

Sabir is in great form here - he is obvious leader, and his sax fills all the space of Teatro dei Varii. As usual, his soloing isn't sharp,more thinking and even lyrical in moments (Sabir plays flutes and clarinet as well).From very beginning Silvia's bass is on (quite straight) rhythmic support, she will have her solo moment as well though. Generally all recordings sound more as solo reeds recital,with sax or clarinet telling stories, building quite comfortable and intelligent atmosphere,without tension,screaming or distortions,but far not polished or conformist. Sabir demonstrates here what he does best - almost forgotten free jazz tradition without noises,sound attacks and playing on listeners nerves. And it works perfectly - Silvia isn't really on his league but Sabir's playing is warm and informal enough to save the situation. With better bassist (or let say - as a sax/reeds/bass acoustic trio) it most probably would be a really great night.

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