Sahib Shihab (American jazz musician)

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Born Edmond Gregory, gifted multi-instrumentist Sahib Shihab began his career at... 12 years old.
He then entered history at the sides of Thelonious Monk and Art Blakey before the end of the 40's, and was one of the first black musicians to convert to Islam and change his name.
To be preceeded by no one, he left to Europe early, where he stayed until the late 80's.
While he doesn't left us many records of his own, amateurs will still find great pleasure with Conversations on Black Lion, avant-guardiste and still deadly bop (featuring NHOP).

Annotation last modified on 2006-05-15 21:46 UTC.

Legal name: Edmund Gregory

Discography

Album

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1957Four AltosPhil Woods, Gene Quill, Sahib Shihab, Hal Stein11
1957Jazz SahibSahib Shihab2
1957Mal/2Mal Waldron with Jackie McLean, John Coltrane, Idrees Sulieman, Sahib Shihab , and Bill Hardman5
1964Summer DawnSahib Shihab53
1965Music for 4 Soloists and Band No. 1Friedrich Gulda; Eurojazz Orchestra, Jay Jay Johnson, Freddie Hubbard, Sahib Shihab4
1965Sahib Shihab and The Danish Radio Jazz GroupSahib Shihab and The Danish Radio Jazz Group2
1971Companionship: Jazz Joint, Volume 2Sahib Shihab2
1972Sahib ShihabSahib Shihab1
1993Soul MatesCharlie Rouse Featuring Sahib Shihab1
1993The Jazz We Heard Last SummerSahib Shihab & Herbie Mann1
1997And All Those CatsSahib Shihab1
2005SentimentsSahib Shihab1
2008Winds & SkinsLouis “Sabu” Martinez & Sahib Shihab1
2013La Marche Dans Le DésertSahib Shihab + Gilson Unit1
Four AltosPhil Woods / Gene Quill / Sahib Shihab / Hal Stein1

Album + Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
Complete Sextets Sessions: 1956-1957Sahib Shihab1

Album + Live

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1964Sahib's Jazz PartySahib Shihab3
1974Flute Summit Jamming at Donaueschingen Music-FestivalJeremy Steig, James Moody, Sahib Shihab, Chris Hinze1

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