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Sahib Shihab • Sentiments

 



Review by Ken Dryden  
Like many Americans who opt to live and work in Europe, the recorded legacy of multi-reed player Sahib Shihab tends to be overlooked by fans in his native land. Sentiments pairs recordings he made for two separate albums between 1965 and 1971. On the 1971 session, he's accompanied by fellow expatriate Kenny Drew, bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, and drummer Jimmy Hopps. Most of the compositions are by the leader, starting with the exotic blend of hard bop and African rhythm, featuring Shihab's dancing soprano sax and Pedersen's bass solo. Drew switches to organ and Pedersen makes a relatively rare appearance on electric bass on the funky "Sentiments." The leader switches to baritone sax for Drew's exuberant ballad "Extase." The 1965 sessions feature Shihab as a guest with the Danish Radio Jazz Group, playing six of his originals. "Di-Da" is a catchy hard bop tune in which one note is repeatedly echoed by members of the group, though the pattern disappears as he launches his powerful baritone sax. The moody "Tenth Lament" and the perky "Harvey's Tune" are also highlights, with Shihab switching to flute for the latter piece. The supporting cast has a number of top European musicians, including Niels Pedersen, pianist Bent Axen, trumpeters Palle Mikkelborg and Allan Botschinsky, and drummer Alex Riel.
https://www.allmusic.com/album/sentiments-mw0000206402


Biography
Besides being one of the first jazz musicians to convert to Islam and change his name (1947), Sahib Shihab was also one of the earliest boppers to use the flute. But he was also a fluent soloist on the alto, as well as the baritone sax, the latter being the instrument with which he became most frequently associated. Shihab first worked professionally with the Luther Henderson band at the age of 13 while still studying with Elmer Snowden. At 16, he attended the Boston Conservatory (1941-1942) and later worked as the lead alto in the 1944-1945 Fletcher Henderson band, billed as Eddie Gregory.

After his religious conversion, he fell in with the early bop movement, recording several now-famous sides on alto with Thelonious Monk for Blue Note in 1947 and 1951, and playing with Art Blakey in 1949-1950 and the Tadd Dameron band in 1949. Following some empty patches where he had to work odd jobs for a living, Shihab played with Dizzy Gillespie in 1951-1952, Illinois Jacquet in 1952-1955, and the Oscar Pettiford big band in 1957. After arriving in Europe with Quincy Jones' big band in 1959-1960, he remained there until 1986 (mostly in Copenhagen), except for a long Los Angeles interlude (1973-1976).

While on the Continent, he played in the Clarke-Boland big band for nearly a decade (1963-1972); he can be heard applying advanced vocal effects to his attractive flute work on the superb Clarke-Boland Big Band LP (Atlantic, 1963)

. He recorded only a handful of albums as a leader over the decades for Savoy, Argo, Atlantic, and Chess; a 1963 live date in Copenhagen is available on Black Lion.
Source: Richard S. Ginell
https://musicians.allaboutjazz.com/sahibshihab

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Reseña de Ken Dryden  
Al igual que muchos estadounidenses que optan por vivir y trabajar en Europa, el legado grabado del multinstrumentista Sahib Shihab tiende a ser pasado por alto por los aficionados en su tierra natal. Los sentimientos emparejan las grabaciones que hizo para dos álbumes separados entre 1965 y 1971. En la sesión de 1971, está acompañado por su compañero expatriado Kenny Drew, el bajista Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen y el baterista Jimmy Hopps. La mayoría de las composiciones son del líder, comenzando con la exótica mezcla de hard bop y ritmo africano, con el saxo soprano bailable de Shihab y el solo de bajo de Pedersen. Drew cambia al órgano y Pedersen hace una aparición relativamente rara en el bajo eléctrico en el funky "Sentimientos". El líder cambia al saxo barítono para la exuberante balada de Drew "Extase". Las sesiones de 1965 presentan a Shihab como invitado con el Grupo de Jazz de la Radio Danesa, tocando seis de sus originales. "Di-Da" es una pegajosa melodía de bop duro en la que una nota es repetida por los miembros del grupo, aunque el patrón desaparece cuando lanza su poderoso saxo barítono. El malhumorado "Décimo Lamento" y la alegre "Canción de Harvey" también son puntos culminantes, con Shihab cambiando a la flauta para esta última pieza. El elenco de apoyo tiene un número de músicos europeos de primera línea, incluyendo a Niels Pedersen, el pianista Bent Axen, los trompetistas Palle Mikkelborg y Allan Botschinsky, y el baterista Alex Riel.
https://www.allmusic.com/album/sentiments-mw0000206402


Biografía
Además de ser uno de los primeros músicos de jazz que se convirtió al Islam y cambió su nombre (1947), Sahib Shihab fue también uno de los primeros boppers en usar la flauta. Pero también era un solista fluido en la viola, así como en el saxo barítono, siendo este último el instrumento con el que se asoció con más frecuencia. Shihab trabajó profesionalmente con la banda de Luther Henderson a la edad de 13 años mientras estudiaba con Elmer Snowden. A los 16 años, asistió al Conservatorio de Boston (1941-1942) y más tarde trabajó como alto principal en la banda de Fletcher Henderson de 1944-1945, facturado como Eddie Gregory.

Después de su conversión religiosa, se unió al movimiento bop, grabando varios lados ahora famosos en alto con Thelonious Monk para Blue Note en 1947 y 1951, y tocando con Art Blakey en 1949-1950 y la banda de Tadd Dameron en 1949. Después de algunos parches vacíos donde tuvo que trabajar en trabajos ocasionales para ganarse la vida, Shihab tocó con Dizzy Gillespie en 1951-1952, Illinois Jacquet en 1952-1955, y la gran banda de Oscar Pettiford en 1957. Después de llegar a Europa con la big band de Quincy Jones en 1959-1960, permaneció allí hasta 1986 (principalmente en Copenhague), excepto por un largo interludio en Los Ángeles (1973-1976).

Durante su estancia en el continente, tocó en la Clarke-Boland big band durante casi una década (1963-1972); se le puede escuchar aplicando efectos vocales avanzados a su atractivo trabajo de flauta en el magnífico LP Clarke-Boland Big Band (Atlantic, 1963)

. Sólo grabó un puñado de álbumes como líder a lo largo de las décadas para Savoy, Argo, Atlantic y Chess; una fecha en vivo de 1963 en Copenhague está disponible en Black Lion.
Fuente: Richard S. Ginell
https://musicians.allaboutjazz.com/sahibshihab


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Tracklist:
1 - Ma'nee - 7:42
2 - The Call - 7:57
3 - Rue De La Harpe - 5:02
4 - Sentiments - 5:18
5 - From Me To You - 3:43
6 - Extase - 4:36
7 - Companionship - 4:16
8 - Di-Da - 5:12
9 - Not Yet - 3:26
10 - Tenth Lament - 6:21
11 - Harvey's Tune - 3:10
12 - No Time For Cries - 3:54
13 - The Crosseyed Cat - 3:38


Credits
    Baritone Saxophone – Ib Renard (tracks: 11 to 13), Sahib Shihab
    Baritone Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute – Bent Nielsen (tracks: 8 to 10)
    Bass – Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen
    Bass Trumpet, Trombone – Svend Åge Nielsen (tracks: 11 to 13)
    Clarinet, Alto Saxophone – Poul Hindberg (tracks: 8 to 13)
    Conductor – Sahib Shihab (tracks: 8 to 13)
    Cowbell – Sahib Shihab (tracks: 11 to 13)
    Drums – Alex Riel (tracks: 8 to 13), Jimmy Hopps (tracks: 1 to 7)
    Electric Bass – Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (tracks: 1 to 7)
    Ensemble – The Danish Radio Jazz Group (tracks: 8 to 13)
    Flugelhorn – Palle Mikkelborg (tracks: 8 to 10)
    Flute – Sahib Shihab (tracks: 8 to 13)
    Guitar – Fritz von Bülow (tracks: 8 to 13)
    Layout – Chris Olesen
    Liner Notes – Erik Moseholm, Katrine Ring, Sahib Shihab
    Photography By – Jan Persson
    Piano – Bent Axen (tracks: 8 to 13)
    Piano, Organ, Bells – Kenny Drew (tracks: 1 to 7)
    Producer [CD] – Anders Stefansen
    Soprano Saxophone, Alto Flute – Sahib Shihab (tracks: 1 to 7)
    Soprano Saxophone, Bass Clarinet – Niels Husum (tracks: 8 to 10)
    Tenor Saxophone – Niels Husum (tracks: 8 to 13)
    Tenor Saxophone, Flute – Bent Jædig (tracks: 8 to 13)
    Trombone, Euphonium – Torolf Mølgaard (tracks: 8 to 10)
    Trombone, Tuba – Poul Kjældgård (tracks: 11 to 13)
    Trumpet – Allan Botschinsky (tracks: 11 to 13), Palle Mikkelborg (tracks: 8 to 13)
    Vibraphone – Louis Hjulmand (tracks: 8, 11 to 13)

Notes:
Tracks 1 to 7 first release as Sentiments
Tracks 8 to 13 originally part of Sahib Shihab And The Danish Radio Jazz Group


Label: Storyville ‎– 101 8394
Released: 2005
Genre: Jazz
https://www.discogs.com/Sahib-Shihab-Sentiments/release/6368206








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