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Arthur Doyle

Arthur Doyle

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Church concert, NYC, 1973
(Note: These video clips do not contain audio.)
Arthur Doyle – sax Rashied Sinan – drums Charles Stephens – trombone ? – piano

This film was produced by Karma Stanley and Juma Sultan for the New York Musicians Organization.

This ensemble is the essential line-up of the band that later performed on the celebrated but hard-to-find Arthur Doyle album, Alabama Feeling, which was recorded four years after this concert in 1977 and self-released over twenty years later in 1998.

Although we do not yet have any audio of Arthur Doyle’s performances in this website, we do know that there are Arthur Doyle performances yet to be recovered in Juma’s archive.

Charles Stephens recorded with a wide range of artists, including Sun Ra, Lionel Hampton, Sam Rivers, Frank Foster, Archie Shepp, and Richard “Groove” Holmes. Like many others in this archive, Stephens played on Archie Shepp’s Attica Blues. Stephens also participated in the Attica Blues Big Band in 1996.

Rashied Sinan recorded with Frank Lowe on the great Black Beings album and Ahmed Abdullah. On the Wildflowers: Loft Jazz New York 1976 he performs with Abdullah and Charles Brackeen among others. He also played with Jemeel Moondoc and William Parker in the early 1970’s.