Music Program
 


Friday, October 20, 2006

Time In Motion

Presented at:
Hallwalls

Sabir Mateen (clarinets, saxophones)
Matthew Heyner (bass)
Ben Karetnik (drums)

Multi-instrumentalist Sabir Mateen made his recording debut with Horace Tapscott's Pan African People's Arkestra over two decades ago. After years of heavy dues paying and as a regular in the Raphe Malik Quartet, Mateen continues to be a luminous presence on the American improvised music scene, as part of TEST, One World Ensemble, Tenor Rising, William Parker's Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra, Sunny Murray's bands, and other free-blowing enterprises.

In addition to his Hallwalls debut with TEST, Mateen played in Hallwalls' Black 'n' Blue Theatre at Tri-Main Center with both Sunny Murray (October 2003) and Kidd Jordan (April 2004, the last concert ever held in that venue). Mateen's most recent Hallwalls appearance before this one was presented at Trinity Church last December (2005), with his own Quintet featuring the late Raphe Malik, who sadly died a couple of months later, making it one of the trumpeter's last appearances.


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