Bennie Maupin
Born August 29, 1940

Prolific Jazz musician best known for his Bass Clarinet playing on the epic Miles Davis album Bitches Brew. One excellent moment featuring Maupin's contribution to that album is about 4 minutes into the title track, where there is a breakdown that features Maupin's bass clarinet curling around the Fender bass of Harvey Brooks.

After his stint with Miles, where he also appeared on classic fusion albums such as On The Corner and Big Fun, Maupin spent years playing various woodwinds with Herbie Hancock.

The 1980s were a quiet decade for Maupin, although he has resurfaced in the last few years, appearing on new artists' records such as Me'Shell NdegéOcello and writing linear notes for some of Columbia's reissues of the Miles Davis catalog.

Further Listening:
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
Miles Davis - On The Corner
Herbie Hancock - Headhunters
Bennie Maupin - The Jewel In The Lotus

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