Alphonse Mouzonアルフォンス・ムザーン

Alphonse Mouzon

Nationality: African-American mixed with French and Blackfoot Indian

ALPHONSE MOUZON was the rhythmic foundation for the far reaching musical explorations of pianist McCoy Tyner. He was a charter member along with keyboardist Joe Zawinul and saxophonist Wayne Shorter, of the group Weather Report. Along with guitarist Larry Coryell, MOUZON was co-founder of The Eleventh House. ALPHONSE MOUZON has also played and/or recorded with Gil Evans, Roy Ayers, George Benson, Herbie Hancock, Dizzy Gillespie, Stanley Clarke, Al DiMeola, Les McCann, Ronnie Laws, Klaus Doldinger’s Passport, Jaco Pastorius, Ron Carter, Nathan East, Cecil McBee, Albert Mangelsdorff, Joachim Kuhn, Jasper van’t Hof, Michel Legrand, Stanley Turrentine, Freddie Hubbard, Hubert Laws, Donald Bird, Chet Baker, Randy Brecker, Michael Brecker, Ernie Watts, Sonny Rollins, Wallace Roney, Arturo Sandoval, Christian McBride, Kenny Barron, Cedar Walton, George Coleman, John Klemmer,, Kenny G., and in 1991, he performed with Miles Davis on the movie soundtrack album entitled “Dingo”. MILES DAVIS even spoke highly of MOUZON in his book entitled “Miles – The Autobiography”.

Alphonse MouzonはMcCoy Tyner(p)の音楽的な探求を土台から支えるリズム隊として活躍しました。
またWayne Shorter(sax)やJoe Zawinul(key)と共にWeather Reportを創立時から関わるメンバーとしても知られています。
その一方でLarry Coryellと共に創立したThe Eleventh Houseのメンバーとして現在も活躍中です。
活動はそれだけにとどまらず、下記に記す数多くのトッププレイヤー達と活動して来ました。
1991年にはMiles Davisと映画「Dingo」のサウンドトラックで共演を果たしています。
Miles Davisは自身の自叙伝の中で、Alphonseに対し非常に高い評価をもって語っています。

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