Bennie Maupin plays The Jewel in the Lotus, (1974,ECM)

Bennie Maupin plays The Jewel in the Lotus (1974, ECM)

“A true jazz classic… As timeless and adventurous in the present as the day it was released." All Music Guide

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Jazz legend Bennie Maupin appears at REDCAT for the first live performance of The Jewel in the Lotus, an iconic ECM release from 1974. Maupin’s provocatively honest bass clarinet helped define the classic recordings of Miles Davis (Bitches Brew, Big Fun, On the Corner) and Herbie Hancock’s influential Headhunters band and Mwandishi sextet. The Bennie Maupin Ensemble fuses memories of Maupin’s early mentors with seminal saxophone-bass-drum trios led by Sonny Rollins with Wilbur Ware and Elvin Jones.

The ensemble features:  

Munyungo Jackson, percussion 

Darek Oles, bass

David Johnson, vibraphone/marimba

Gene Coye, drums

Steve Lehman, alto saxophone 

Jeff Parker, guitar

Lindsey Hundley, piano/keyboards 

Eyvind Kang, viola

Shana Tucker, cello/vocal impressions



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FRI 12/8
8:30 pm
$25   $20 $15

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff