Ahmed Abdullah

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Ahmed Abdullah (originally Leroy Bland; born May 10, 1946 in New York City) is a jazz trumpeter. He began playing when he was 13 years old. By the 1970s he was performing in New York's loft scene, and joined the Sun Ra Arkestra in 1976. Since that time he has played with Chico Freeman, Ronnie Boykins, Charles Brackeen, Steve Reid, John Hicks and Marion Brown. He led his own Solomonic Quintet; and recorded for Silkheart and Cadence Jazz.


As leader

 WildFlower Compilation CD-Abdullah-Blue Phase with Charles Brackeen-1976
 Live at Ali's Alley (Cadence, recorded 1978) released 1980 with Chico Freeman
  • Life's Force (About Time, 1979) with Vincent Chancey]], Jay Hoggard
  • Liquid Magic (Silkheart, 1987) with Charles Brackeen, Malachi Favors
  • Ahmed Abdullah and His Solomonic Quintet (Silkheart) with Charles Moffett, David S. Ware, Fred Hopkins
  • Dedication (CIMP, 1997) with Carlos Ward and Alex Blake
  • Actual Proof, NAM (CIMP, 1999)
 "Song of Time, NAM, Live at the Vision Festival, 2001" (Clean Feed, 2004)
"Traveling the Spaceways" (Planet Arts, 2004)
  • Tara's Song (TUM, 2005) with Billy Bang, Alex Harding

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