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Jazz

Revealing Evidence (2003)
M.B. Hanif & The Sound Voyagers 

     M.B. Hanif: fiery and compelling performer on alto and soprano saxophones, leader of the Sound Voyagers and producer of this CD.
     First rate musicians…the excitement of a live performance…and state of the art recording technology.  A winning combination indeed!
     Five tracks from this CD were recorded at the Clarion Music Center, a well-known venue for world music in San Francisco.)
     Two originals by M.B. Hanif: “Homage” and “Matrix Blues”…and one by his long-time musical colleague, trumpeter, Mark Wright, “Tabo”, along with selections from Wayne Shorter and Miles Davis, were strong influences on the musical development of Hanif.
    
     Mary Ellen Donald, nationally acclaimed Middle Eastern percussionist, played tambourine on “Homage”, bringing a unique flavor to this piece, including a magical duet with bassist, Kash Killian and a sparkling solo.
     Mary Ellen: “I am honored to be a part of this extraordinary CD.  I have been a professional musician for over thirty years, am studying jazz piano and performing as a jazz singer.  So, when I say “Revealing Evidence” is my favorite CD, I hope you’ll take note.  One time I pushed the repeat button and listened to Wayne Shorter’s “Anna Maria” for three hours in a row, never tiring of Hanif and the Sound Voyager’s rendition.  Listen for yourself.  Enjoy the richness, freshness, and variety that Hanif has pulled together from four different bands.  It’s just plain good music!

 

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1.

HOMAGE
M.B. Hanif: soprano saxophone
Muziki Roberson: piano
Kash Killian: bass
Darrell Green: drums
Mary Ellen Donald: tambourine 

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2.

TABO
M.B. Hanif: alto saxophone
Mark Wright: trumpet
Rudy Wongozi: piano
Mali V. Williams: bass
Kamal Seitu: congas
Achyutan: drums 

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3.

ANNA MARIA
M.B. Hanif: soprano saxophone
Muziki Roberson: piano
Kash Killian: bass
Darrell Green: drums

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4.

BOLIVIA
M.B. Hanif: alto saxophone
John Foster: guitar
Mali V. Williams: bass
Thaxter Daggs: drums 

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5.

PORTA
M.B. Hanif: soprano saxophone
Kalil Shaheed: trumpet
Muziki Roberson: piano
Kash Killian: bass
Mari Wes: drums 

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6.

WITCH HUNT
Personnel same as on Anna Maria 

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7.

NARDIS
Personnel same as on Bolivia 

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8. CONTEMPLATION
Personnel same as on Anna Maria

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9. MATRIX BLUES
Personnel same as on Anna Maria 

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M. B. Hanif
Photo by Jo Gentry

 

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