Abdul Wadud (musician)

Studio Rivbea NYC, July 1976

Abdul Wadud (born April 30, 1947, as Ron (Ronald) DeVaughn in Cleveland, Ohio), is an American cellist known for his work in jazz and classical settings.[1]. Jazz musician and fellow composer Tomeka Reid hailed Abdul Wadud's "Camille" in a 2020 feature in the New York Times on music that one could play to make friends fall in love with the cello.[2]

His son Is R&B Singer Raheem DeVaughn.

DiscographyEdit

As leaderEdit

  • 1977: By Myself Bishara
  • 1976: Live In New York (with Julius Hemphill)
  • 1979: Straight Ahead/Free At Last (with Leroy Jenkins) Red
  • 1984: I've Known Rivers (with James Newton & Anthony Davis) Gramavision
  • 1986: Black Swan Quartet (with Akbar Ali, Eileen Folson & Reggie Workman) Minor Music
  • 1990: Trio^2 (with James Newton & Anthony Davis) Gramavision
  • 1993: Oakland Duets (with Julius Hemphill) Music & Arts

As sidemanEdit

  • Black Unity Trio - Al-Fatihah (1971) Salaam
  • Frank Lowe - Fresh (1974) Black Lion
  • George Lewis - Shadowgraph 5 (1977) Black Saint
  • Charles "Bobo" Shaw - The Streets Of St. Louis (1977)
  • Oliver Lake - Shine (1978)
  • Michael Franks - Tiger In The Rain (1979) Warner Brothers
  • Muhal Richard Abrams - Rejoicing with the Light (Black Saint, 1983)
  • David Murray - The People's Choice (1988) Columbia
  • Marty Ehrlich Dark Woods Ensemble - Emergency Peace (1991) New World

With James Newton

  • Paseo Del Mar (1978)
  • Portraits (1982)
  • Romance And Revolution (1986)

With Julius Hemphill

With Arthur Blythe

With Anthony Davis

  • Of Blues And Dreams (1978) Sackville
  • Epistemes (1981)
  • Undines (1986)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Allmusic
  2. ^ "5 Minutes That Will Make You Love the Cello". The New York Times. 2020-06-03. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-06-11.

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