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RAQIB HASSAN

 





photo: Lisa Gold


Suntologist Raqib Hassan, who is a Sufi Dervish of the Nimatullahi order, plays a flotilla of double-reed instruments from around the world (in addition to tenor saxophone).

He studied music theory and harmony with saxophonist Bill Thomson, further theoretical studies with Archie Shepp and Roland Wiggins.

Raqib worked in New York with bass violinist Hakim Jami and percussionist Rashied Ali.

Raqib had produced the series of Sun Ra memorial concerts here in Boston with his orchestra, the Interdimensional Science Research Orchestra. He is currently producing and has produced his music on his independent label "AUSM Recordings", AUSM standing for African Universal Sun Music.

"I first met Raqib in the Summer of 1979 through bass violinist Hakim Jami, manager of the Ladies Fort, a club, now defunct, originally founded by jazz vocalist Joe Lee Wilson. We performed that year together in Tompkins Square in Greenwich Village with Mr. Jami’s band. At Raqib’s invitation we reunited in 1990 to perform downstairs at the Middle East Restaurant in Cambridge alongside additional locally based musicians. Raqib is a welcome addition to the ever growing pool of composer/musicians on the planet. I commend his commitment to the spiritual and musical development."

- Rashied Ali

"I have known Mr. Hassan for more than a decade. He studied music performance and theory with me. He is knowledgeable about the styles of all the players from Parker to Albert Ayler. He possesses an approach - a musical philosophy of his own which is both unique and original. I wish him well in his endeavors."

- Archie Shepp


**** SCHEDULE ****

THURSDAY AUGUST 3rd, 2006
10PM - The L I L Y P A D (formerly the Zeitgeist Gallery)
1353 Cambridge St. Inman Sq. Cambridge, Mass. 02139
617.388.1168 ~ ALL AGES ~ $10 donation ~ www.lily-pad.net

@10pm Inter dimensional Science Research Orchestra
Raqib Hassan-tenor saxophone, reeds
Forbes Graham-trumpet, euphonium
Sam Lobel-reeds
Andrei Matorin-violin
Ryan McGuire-bass violin, Jane Wang-bass violin&activity
Michael Shea-piano
Lisa Gold-percussion
Yuri-trap drums, Luther Gray-trap drums


SATURDAY MARCH 25th, 2006
8:00pm to 12:00pm
The L I L Y P A D (formerly the Zeitgeist Gallery)
1353 Cambridge St. Inman Sq. Cambridge, Mass. 02139
617.388.1168 ~ ALL AGES ~ $10 donation ~ www.lily-pad.net

Three interstellar concert acts transcending the "Uncertainty Principle" featuring:
the Vibrating Membranes and Ivory Keys of Dennis Warren and Michael Shea;
Raqib Hassan & the Interdimensional Science Research Orchestra and
Dennis Warren’s Full Metal Revolutionary Jazz Ensemble
FMRJE is 21st century fusion before it's time... this is what they'll be
listening to in the 22nd, no doubt!-Improvijazzation Nation #57-Dick Metcalf

@ 8pm Vibrating Membranes and Ivory Keys Duet- features
pianist Michael Shea and drummer Dennis Warren

@9pm Inter dimensional Science Research Orchestra
Raqib Hassan-tenor saxophone, reeds
Andrei Matorin-violin, Sam reeds
Ryan McGuire-bass violin, Jane Wang-bass violin
Eric Zinman-piano, Michael Shea-piano
Forbes Graham-trumpet, euphonium
Syd Smart-trap drums

@10pm Full Metal Revolutionary Jazz Ensemble
Joe Giardulllo-tenor, soprano saxophones, piccolo
Forbes Graham-trumpet, Chris Florio-electric guitar
Tor Yochai Snyder-electric guitar, David Warren-electric bass
Jose Arroyo-congas, percussion, Dennis Warren-drums, timbales>


FRIDAY JULY 22nd, 2005
African Universal Sun Music and
rob chalfen & subconsciouscafe new chamber music
present
The Interdimensional Science Research Orchestra
with Raqib Hassan tenor & alto sax & musette & percussion,
Forbes Graham piccolo trumpet & trumpet & Euphonium, Glynis Lomon cello,
Andrei Matorin violin, Jane Wang doublebass,
Eric Zinman piano, Luther Gray trap drums
Z E I T G E I S T G A L L E R Y
1353 Cambridge St. Inman Sq. Cambridge, Mass. 02139
7-9pm Cover: $10
Info: 617.876.6060


FRIDAY JANUARY 14th, 2005
African Universal Sun Music and
rob chalfen & subconsciouscafe new chamber music
present
The Interdimensional Science Research Orchestra
with Raqib Hassan tenor & alto sax & musette & percussion,
Forbes Graham piccolo trumpet & trumpet & Euphonium, Glynis Lomon cello,
Andrei Matorin violin, Jane Wang doublebass,
Eric Zinman piano, Luther Gray trap drums
Z E I T G E I S T G A L L E R Y
1353 Cambridge St. Inman Sq. Cambridge, Mass. 02139
7-9pm Cover: $10
Info: 617.876.6060


FRIDAY APRIL 9th, 2004
African Universal Sun Music presents
The Interdimensional Science Research Orchestra
with Raqib Hassan tenor & alto sax & musette,
Jim Hobbs alto sax, Monica Heidmann vocals,
Forbes Graham piccolo trumpet & trumpet & Euphonium,
Andrei Matorin violin, Haruka Horri violin,
John Voigt electric upright bass, Jane Wang doublebass,
Luther Gray traps and perc, Eric Zinman piano
Artists-At-Large Gallery
37 Everett St., (corner of Hyde Park Ave.) Hyde Park, Boston
@8pm $8 to $10 - Info: (617)276-3223


FRIDAY FEBRUARY 13th, 2004
Jim Hobbs presents
The Foundation For Musical Healing
Jim Hobbs alto saxophone, Raqib Hassan saxophones,
Keichi Hashimoto trumpet, Mark Parreta, Winston Braman Bass,
Luther Gray drums, Django Carranzza drums
Artists-At-Large Gallery
37 Everett St., (corner of Hyde Park Ave.) Hyde Park, Boston
@8pm $8 to $10 - Info: (617)276-3223


SUNDAY FEBRUARY 8th, 2004
African Universal Sun Music presents
The Interdimensional Science Research Orchestra
with Raqib Hassan tenor & alto sax & musette,
Andrei Matorin violin, Haruka Horri violin,
Forbes Graham piccolo trumpet & trumpet & Euphonium,
Josh Sinton bari sax & bass clarinet,
John Voigt electric upright bass,
Luther Gray traps and perc, Eric Zinman piano
ERDNUSBUTTERHAUS 305 Memorial Dr. Corner of Mass Ave. and Mem Dr. 8pm
Production: Raqib Hassan ュ 617.436.8637


FRIDAY FEBRUARY 6th, 2004
ROULETTE presents Rakalam Bob Moses (drums)
with Stan Strickland, Raqib Hassan, Thomas Arabia saxes
Don Pate bass
The Peter Norton Symphony Space (Leonard Nimoy Thalia).
Performances begin at 8:00pm
Admission: $20 general, student/seniors $15, Roulette members free
Reservations/Tickets: 212.864-5400 or www.symphonyspace.org
Info: www.roulette.org


TUESDAY DECEMBER 23rd, 2003
African Universal Sun Music presents
The Interdimensional Science Research Orchestra
with Raqib Hassan tenor & alto sax & musette,
Andrei Matorin violin, Glynis Lomon cello,
Forbes Graham piccolo trumpet & trumpet & Euphonium,
Warren Jones bassoon & bass clarinet, Josh Sinton bari sax & bass clarinet,
Grant Smith traps and perc, Eric Zinman piano
Zeitgeist Gallery - Inman Sq - Cambridge, MA
$10 donation @9:30-11:30pm
Production: Raqib Hassan ュ 617.436.8637


FRIDAY OCTOBER 31th, 2003
African Universal Sun Music presents
The Interdimensional Science Research Orchestra
with Raqib Hassan tenor & alto sax & musette, Monika Heidemann voice,
Haruka Horri violin, Glynis Loman cello, Jane Wang double bass,
Dennis Warren traps and perc, Grant Smith traps and perc, Mike Shea piano,
Warren Jones bassoon & bass clarinet, Josh Sinton bari sax & bass clarinet
Zeitgeist Gallery - Inman Sq - Cambridge, MA
$10 donation @9:30-11:30pm
Production: Raqib Hassan ュ 617.436.8637


**** CONTACT INFORMATION ****
Email address: raqibhassan@hotmail.com
Phone/Answering Machine: 617.436.8637
Mailing Address:
Raqib Hassan
372 Ashmont Street, APT #48
Dorchester, MA 02124-3851


RAQIB’S CLOTHING AND JEWELRY BY:
Tenzin of Little Tibet
1174 Mass Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138


**** LINKS TO AUDIO TRACKS ****
- via Andrei Matorin website * DOUBLECLICK on the title of the TRACK desired

From GIFTS OF CREATION
Recorded Summer 2004:
1. Mandela
2. Path Of The Mystic

**** THE FOLLOWING DISCS ARE AVAILABLE FOR SALE ****

CD #1: A Cosmic Perspective
The Compositions:
1. another plane, 2. african sad song (15:05) by raqib hassan
3. beyond the blue horizon (12:49) by robin, et al
4. beyond the stars (20:03) by raqib hassan, poetry by larry roland
5. cosmic revelation (6:44) by raqib hassan
6. echoes of being (for emmanuel) (10:56) by raqib hassan
7. the womb of creation (7:35) by raqib hassan
Personnel:
Raqib Hassan (tenor sax/alto sax/musette) 1-5;
PEK (baritone sax, bass clarinet) 1,2; Sam Lobel (tenor sax, bass clarinet) 2;
Tor Snyder (guitar) 1,2; Michael Shea (keyboard) 1,2; Glynis Lomon (cello) 2,3,5;
Lawrence Roland (poetry, bass violin) 1,2,4; Nicholas Lloyd (bass violin) 3,5;
Yuri Zbitnoff (trap drums) 1; Dennis Warren (trap drums) 2-5;
Shenol Kuchukildirim (trap drums) 2; Trevor Daniel (african percussion) 1,2

CD #2: Solo/Offerings
- featuring Raqib Hassan on a variety of instruments

CD #3: 5th Annual Tribute to SUN RA
The Compositions:
1. marche de neptune - michael shea
2. 3c273 - raqib hassan
3. somewhere over the rainbow
4. interrelativity - raqib hassan
5. sunrise, love in outer space - sun ra
Personnel:
Raqib Hassan (tenor/alto/soprano saxes, oboe, musette)
Monika Heidemann (vocals); Cecil Brooks (trumpet);
Josh Sinton (baritone sax, bass clarinet), Warren Jones (bassoon, bass clarinet, bells)
Michael Shea (keyboards); Jane Wang (bass violin)
Dennis Warren (drums/timbales); Sidney Smart (trap drums/percussion)

Each CD is $10.00 plus $3.00 shipping and handling
To order, please contact Raqib Hassan via email: raqibhassan@hotmail.com
or via phone: 617.436.8637