Onttype16. What is World Music?
Origins of World Music
Bennie Maupin, multi-instrumentalist, and crucial contributor to Miles Davis's landmark jazz-rock fusion album, "Bitches Brew," reports during his September 2 interview at the 2006 Detroit International Jazz Festival that Yusuf Lateef (the former William Emanuel Huddleston, later Evans) pioneered what now gets called World Music.
Maupin supplies as some of his reasons that it was Lateef who not only promoted multi-instrumentalism through his own playing of saxophones, flute, oboe, and bassoon, but many musical instruments from around the world including the bamboo flute, shanai, shofar, xun, arghul, Japanese koto, and a collection of Chinese wooden flutes all of which require learning multiple techniques to play.
- Bennie Maupin Interview by interviewer Howard Mandel at the 2006 Detroit International Jazz Festival Jazz Talk Tent on Saturday, September 2, 2006 at 5:30 pm.