Bennie Maupin

Bennie Maupin is best known for his atmospheric bass clarinet playing on Miles Davis' classic Bitches Brew album, as well as other Miles Davis recordings such as, Big Fun, Jack Johnson, and On the Corner. He was a founding member of Herbie Hancock's seminal band The Headhunters, as well as a performer and composer in Hancock's influential Mwandishi band.

Maupin has also freelanced with groups led by Marion Brown, Pharoah Saunders, and Chick Corea, and played regularly with Roy Haynes and Horace Silver. He has also recorded with McCoy Tyner, Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard, Jack DeJohnette, Andrew Hill, Eddie Henderson, and Woody Shaw to name only a few.

Cryptogramophone is proud to present Bennie's CD Penumbra. Listen to an interview with Bennie Maupin our the Audio/Video section. Hear about his experiences with The Four Tops, Miles Davis, and Herbie Hancock, and many others.