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Dr. Emmanule Abdul Rahim, aka Juan Amalbert

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Emmanuel Abdul-Rahim, aka Juan Amalbert, has been an internationally renowned musician and professional artist for over 50 years. He is a master percussionist, composer, author, arranger, orchestrator, adjuster, educator, and master sound recording engineer.
He has written, recorded, and taught film scores, composition, orchestrations, and arrangements for various musical units. Born: NYC, NY Residences: New York City, NY & Copenhagen, Denmark Principal Instruments: Percussion, Drums Hon. Ph.D., Yale University Masters Degree in Rhythm Studied composition at Berklee College Mr. Abdul-Rahim is perhaps best known for his recordings under his name and that of the Latin-Jazz Quintet with Eric Dolphy.
His creative abilities have been expressed in countless works with other great artists. Emmanuel Abdul-Rahim is the leader and artist in the renowned 1960-1961 recording “Hot Sauce” by the Original Latin-Jazz Quintet, a five-star must-have CD in one’s collection. Some of the finest that Emmanuel Abdul-Rahim has worked with in his outstanding career as an accompanist, arranger, conductor, and producer is with such Great Artists as Sir Edward “Duke” Ellington and his Orchestra, the Count Basie Orchestra, the Slide Hampton Orchestra, the Lionel Hampton Orchestra, Thad Jones Eclipse Orchestra, “Slide Hampton Orchestra, John Coltrane, Jesper Johanson, Art Blakeys Jazz Messengers, Jimmy Jones, John Birks “Dizzy” Gillispie, James Moody, Roy Haynes, Johnny M’Bizo Dyani, Shirley Scott, Sir Roland Hanna, Horace Parlan, Kenny Barron, Steve Berrios, Eddie Gladden, Joe Newman, Bob Cranshaw, Randy Brecker, Eric Dolphy, Don Shirley, Ahmad Jamal, Jerome Richardson, Bill Ellington, Ernie Wilkins Almost Big Band, Bent Jaedig, Richard Boone, Clark Terry, Sarah Vaughn, Miriam Makeba, Alice Babs, Josephine Baker, Aretha Franklin, Irma Franklin, Jackie “Mom” Mabley, Lloyd Price, The Four Tops, Dinah Ross, Esther Williams, Jimmy Cliff, and Marion Marlow.
TEACHING: The Schillinger System and advanced rhythm composition are taught privately. In Europe for 25 years. A teacher at Denmarks Royal Conservatory Of Music, orchestra master classes. Copenhagen, Danish Jazz Conservatory Copenhagen 2 years. Odense Conservatory Of Music 3 years. Master Classes at Aarhus Music ConservatoryDenmark. Denmark’s Music School System 5 years. FILMS: Original music composed and recorded for the Danish film The Foreign Correspondent for Jørgen Leth. Composed and recorded original music for Crone Films/Nordic Films documentary Peter von Scholten. Composed and recorded original percussion music for the Danish film The African-Eurasian Eclipse. TV: Ellington Is Forever, CBS TV New York City. Berlin Jazz-Tag at the Berlin Philharmonic with Thad Jones Orchestra. Oslo, Norway with Thad Jones Orchestra Swedish TV with Thad Jones Orchestra. Denmark TV with “Dizzy” Gillispie Live At Tivoli. Denmark TV at the Copenhagen Jazz Festival with Emmanuel Abdul-Rahim and his Orchestra. Copenhagen Jazz Festival Emmanuel Abdul-Rahim’s Orchestra. Copenhagen Jazz Festival with Thad Jones “Eclipse Orchestra.” Danish TV composed and performed original work for GIA, with 800 Danish voices and Big Band live in Aarhus Concert Hall. I wrote original compositions and recorded for Denmark’s radio/ TV. Ballet Companies: Katherine Dunham Dance Company, Syvilla Forte Dance Company, Talley Beatty Dance Company, Alvin Alley Dance Company, The Eartha Kitt Foundation in Harlem.
Emmanuel Abdul-Rahim, también conocido como Juan Amalbert, ha sido un músico y artista profesional de renombre internacional durante más de 50 años. Es un maestro percusionista, compositor, autor, arreglista, orquestador, ajustador, educador y maestro ingeniero de grabación de sonido.
Ha escrito, grabado y enseñado bandas sonoras cinematográficas, composición, orquestaciones y arreglos para diversas unidades musicales. Nacido: Nueva York, NY Residencias: Nueva York, NY y Copenhague, Dinamarca Instrumentos principales: percusión, batería Excmo. Ph.D., Maestría en Ritmo de la Universidad de Yale. Estudió composición en Berklee College. El Sr. Abdul-Rahim es quizás mejor conocido por sus grabaciones bajo su nombre y las del Latin-Jazz Quintet con Eric Dolphy.
Sus capacidades creativas se han expresado en innumerables trabajos con otros grandes artistas. Emmanuel Abdul-Rahim es el líder y artista de la reconocida grabación de 1960-1961 “Hot Sauce” del Original Latin-Jazz Quintet, un CD de cinco estrellas imprescindible en la colección. Algunos de los mejores con los que Emmanuel Abdul-Rahim ha trabajado en su destacada carrera como acompañante, arreglista, director y productor son grandes artistas como Sir Edward “Duke” Ellington y su orquesta, la Count Basie Orchestra, Slide Hampton Orchestra, Lionel Hampton Orchestra, Thad Jones Eclipse Orchestra, “Slide Hampton Orchestra, John Coltrane, Jesper Johanson, Art Blakeys Jazz Messengers, Jimmy Jones, John Birks “Dizzy” Gillispie, James Moody, Roy Haynes, Johnny M’Bizo Dyani, Shirley Scott, Sir Roland Hanna, Horace Parlan, Kenny Barron, Steve Berrios, Eddie Gladden, Joe Newman, Bob Cranshaw, Randy Brecker, Eric Dolphy, Don Shirley, Ahmad Jamal, Jerome Richardson, Bill Ellington, Ernie Wilkins Almost Big Band, Bent Jaedig, Richard Boone, Clark Terry, Sarah Vaughn, Miriam Makeba, Alice Babs, Josephine Baker, Aretha Franklin, Irma Franklin, Jackie “Mom” Mabley, Lloyd Price, The Four Tops, Dinah Ross, Esther Williams, Jimmy Cliff y Marion Marlow.
ENSEÑANZA: El Sistema Schillinger y la composición rítmica avanzada se imparten de forma privada. En Europa desde hace 25 años. Profesor en el Real Conservatorio de Música de Dinamarca, clases magistrales de orquesta. Copenhague, Conservatorio Danés de Jazz de Copenhague 2 años. Conservatorio de Música de Odense 3 años. Clases Magistrales en el Conservatorio de Música de Aarhus Dinamarca. Sistema de escuelas de música de Dinamarca 5 años. PELÍCULAS: Música original compuesta y grabada para la película danesa The Foreign Correspondent de Jørgen Leth. Compuso y grabó música original para el documental Peter von Scholten de Crone Films/Nordic Films. Compuso y grabó música de percusión original para la película danesa The African-Eurasian Eclipse. TV: Ellington Is Forever, CBS TV Nueva York. Berlin Jazz-Tag en la Filarmónica de Berlín con la Thad Jones Orchestra. Oslo, Noruega con Thad Jones Orchestra Televisión sueca con Thad Jones Orchestra. Televisión de Dinamarca con “Dizzy” Gillispie en vivo en Tivoli. Denmark TV en el Festival de Jazz de Copenhague con Emmanuel Abdul-Rahim y su orquesta. Festival de Jazz de Copenhague Orquesta de Emmanuel Abdul-Rahim. Festival de Jazz de Copenhague con Thad Jones “Eclipse Orchestra”. La televisión danesa compuso e interpretó obras originales para GIA, con 800 voces danesas y una Big Band en directo en la sala de conciertos de Aarhus. Escribí composiciones originales y grabé para la radio y la televisión de Dinamarca. Compañías de ballet: Katherine Dunham Dance Company, Syvilla Forte Dance Company, Talley Beatty Dance Company, Alvin Alley Dance Company, The Eartha Kitt Foundation en Harlem.

A graduate of Empire State College with a dual major in journalism and Latin American studies, Editor-in-Chief Tomas Peña has spent years applying his knowledge and writing skills to the promotion of great musicians. A specialist in the crossroads between jazz and Latin music, Peña has written extensively on the subject. His writing appears on Latin Jazz Network; Chamber Music America magazine and numerous other publications.

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