Abdul Wadud – Oasis (1977)

 

Oasis is the first track on the solo album By Myself by Abdul Wadud, released on Bisharra in 1977.

An outstanding cellist, Abdul Wadud has concentrated solely on the instrument since the age of nine, and never decided to double on bass. His plucking and bowed solos have been featured in jazz and symphonic/classical settings, and Wadud´s  easily the finest cellist to emerge from the ’60s and ’70s generation. He studied at Youngstown State and Oberlin in the late ’60s and early ’70s. He played in the Black Unity Trio at Oberlin and met Julius Hempill; the two subsequently worked together well through the ’80s. Wadud played in the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra in the ’70s, and earned his master’s degree in 1972. He played with Arthur Blythe for the first time in 1976, and has since maintained a working relationship with him. He also worked and recorded with Frank Lowe, George Lewis, Oliver Lake, Sam Rivers, Cecil Taylor, David Murray, Chico Freeman, Anthony Davis and James Newton in the ’70s and ’80s. [source]

Tracks on By Myself: Oasis / Kaleidoscope / Camille / Expansions / In A Breeze / Happiness

Abdul Wadud: Cello

 

 

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