Raphe Malik, born Laurence Mazel (November 1, 1948 in Cambridge, Massachusetts – March 8, 2006 in Guilford, Vermont) was an American jazz trumpeter.

Career edit

Malik studied at the University of Massachusetts (1966–70), then moved to Paris, where he played with Frank Wright and members of the Art Ensemble of Chicago. After returning to Ohio, he began working with Cecil Taylor in the mid-1970s, including at Carnegie Hall and for tours of Europe. He and Taylor collaborated through much of the 1970s and 1980s. In 1976, Malik performed in a production of Adrienne Kennedy's A Rat's Mass directed by Cecil Taylor at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club in the East Village of Manhattan. Musicians Rashid Bakr, Andy Bey, Karen Borca, David S. Ware, and Jimmy Lyons also performed in the production. Taylor's production combined the original script with a chorus of orchestrated voices used as instruments.[1]

In the 1990s, Malik recorded several albums as a leader, and played with Dennis Warren in the Full Metal Revolutionary Jazz Ensemble.

Discography edit

As leader edit

Title Label Year released Notes
21st Century Texts FMP 1992 quintet: with Glenn Spearman, Brian Nelson (saxophone), Larry Roland (bass), Dennis Warren (drums); live recorded in 1991
Sirens Sweet & Slow OutSounds 1994 quintet: with Glenn Spearman, Brian Nelson (saxophone), Larry Roland, Jamyll Jones (bass), Dennis Warren (drums); recorded in 1991
The Short Form Eremite 1997 quartet: with Glenn Spearman (saxophone), George Langford (bass), Dennis Warren (drums); live recorded in 1996
ConSequences Eremite 1999 quartet: with Sabir Mateen (sax), William Parker (bass), Denis Charles (drums)
Storyline Boxholder 2000 trio: with Cecil McBee (bass), Cody Moffett (drums)
Looking East: A Suite in Three Parts Boxholder 2001 quartet: with Sabir Mateen (saxophone), Larry Roland (bass), Cody Moffett (drums)
Speak Easy Le Systeme 2001 solo trumpet
Companions Eremite 2002 quartet: with Glenn Spearman (saxophone), William Parker (bass), Paul Murphy (drums)
Sympathy Boxholder 2004 trio: with Joe McPhee (saxophone and trumpet), Donald Robinson (drums)
Last Set: Live at the 1369 Jazz Club Boxholder 2004 quartet: with Frank Wright (saxophone), William Parker (bass), Syd Smart (drums); recorded in 1984

As sideman edit

With Jimmy Lyons

With Sabir Mateen

With Alan Silva

With Glenn Spearman

With Cecil Taylor

References edit

  1. ^ La MaMa Archives Digital Collections. "Production: Rat's Mass, A (1976)". Accessed August 8, 2018.

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