Sahib Shihab

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  • Sahib Shihab was, in many ways, the Thelonious Monk of the baritone saxophone Like Monk, he was an uncompromising individualist with an idiosyncratic, often quirky, approach to improvisation And, in fact, Shihab and Monk had a strong mutual affinity They worked together in the late forties and early fifties and became good friends...
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    Some friends think that Shihab the man owes the balance of his soul to his beautiful Danish wife They may be right; for Eros is the very essence of what Shihab playsYet Eros is a god with many a face A tale of tender mournings Shihab's flute is telling in MAUVE - a piece that translates its title into delicately changing colors...
  • Jazz music has more than its fair share of overshadowed figures that whilst contributing much to the music have little presence in its collective conscious One such musician is the talented multi-reedist, Sahib Shihab Born Edmond Gregory, as he was known before he adopted the Muslim faith in 1946, Sahib Shihab's music background...
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