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August 22, 1927 - January 30, 2004


The "Art Ensemble Of Chicago" perform live in concert during the early '80s featuring Malachi Favors.


Lester Bowie, trumpet
Roscoe Mitchell, sax & percussion
Joseph Jarman, sax & percussion
Malachi Favors Maghostut, bass & percussion
Famoudou Don Moye, drums

Malachi Favors was born in Lexington, Mississippi in 1927 later moved to Chicago where he became known primarily as a double bassist, performing early on in the bands of Dizzy Gillespie and Freddie Hubbard.

Favors came under the instruction and influence of bassist Wilbur Ware and made his first appearance on record at a 1953 session with tenor saxophonist Paul Bascomb.

In the mid-1960s he became a founding member of the "Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians" with Muhal Richard Abrams.

Associated with hard bop and especially free jazz he added "Maghostut" to his name would come to be known as Malachi Favors Maghostut.

Teaming up with saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell in 1966 together they cultivated a group that eventually came to be known as the "Art Ensemble Of Chicago."

Though the upright acoustic bass was his principal instrument Favors was also a proficient player on electric bass, zither, banjo, and gong.

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