Sahib Shihab

Real Name:
Edmund Gregory
Profile:
American jazz musician, born 23 June 1925 in Savannah, Georgia, died 24 October 1989 in Nashville, Tennessee, who played baritone saxophone, but also the flute and alto sax. Shihab, born Edmund Gregory, changed his name when he converted to Islam in 1947. He spent most of his career recording and performing in Europe.
While still in the US, Sahib Shihab played with notable jazz legends including Thelonious Monk, Art Blakey, Fletcher Henderson and Dizzy Gillespie, before joining the Quincy Jones Big Band. With Jones, Shihab traveled to Europe, where he remained until 1986.
Sahib Shihab recorded several solo albums during his lengthy stay on the Continent. His two albums for the German label Vogue (Seeds and Companionship) are regarded especially highly amongst fans of stylish modern jazz. Sadly, many of his releases have never been reissued and are extremely hard to come by.
Shihab was a long-time member of the Clarke-Boland Big Band, with whom he recorded several classic sessions between 1963 and 1972.
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7111, PRLP 7111 Mal/2 — Sahib Shihab Mal Waldron With Jackie McLean, John Coltrane, Idrees Sulieman, Sahib Shihab , And Bill Hardman Mal Waldron With Jackie McLean, John Coltrane, Idrees Sulieman, Sahib Shihab , And Bill Hardman - Mal/2 (Album) Prestige, Prestige 7111, PRLP 7111 US 1957 Sell This Version
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MG 12112 The Jazz We Heard Last Summer — Sahib Shihab Sahib Shihab / Herbie Mann Sahib Shihab / Herbie Mann - The Jazz We Heard Last Summer (Album) Savoy Records MG 12112 US 1957 Sell This Version
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MG 12124, MG-12124 Jazz Sahib — Sahib Shihab Sahib Shihab Jazz Sahib (Album) Savoy Records, Savoy Records MG 12124, MG-12124 US 1957 Sell This Version
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7116, PRLP 7116 Four Altos — Sahib Shihab Woods*, Quill*, Shihab*, Stein* Woods*, Quill*, Shihab*, Stein* - Four Altos (Album) Prestige, Prestige 7116, PRLP 7116 US 1958 Sell This Version
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B 14540 L Jazz Conference In Europe — Sahib Shihab The Jazz Ambassadors Featuring: Curtis Fuller, Freddie Hubbard, Sahib Shihab, Phil Woods The Jazz Ambassadors Featuring: Curtis Fuller, Freddie Hubbard, Sahib Shihab, Phil Woods - Jazz Conference In Europe (Album) Philips B 14540 L Netherlands 1962 Sell This Version
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6013 Brew Moore In Europe — Sahib Shihab Brew Moore With Lars Gullin And Sahib Shihab Brew Moore With Lars Gullin And Sahib Shihab - Brew Moore In Europe(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Fantasy 6013 US 1964 Sell This Version
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DEB-141 Sahib's Jazz Party — Sahib Shihab Sahib Shihab Sahib's Jazz Party (Album) Debut Records (3) DEB-141 Denmark 1964 Sell This Version
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LP-742 Summer Dawn — Sahib Shihab Sahib Shihab Summer Dawn (Album) Argo (6) LP-742 US 1964 Sell This Version
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OKLP 111 Sahib Shihab And The Danish Radio Jazz Group — Sahib Shihab Sahib Shihab And The Danish Radio Jazz Group Sahib Shihab And The Danish Radio Jazz Group - Sahib Shihab And The Danish Radio Jazz Group (Album) Oktav (2) OKLP 111 Denmark 1965 Sell This Version
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SB 15 097 ST Music For 4 Soloists And Band No.1 — Sahib Shihab Friedrich Gulda - Jay Jay Johnson* / Freddie Hubbard / Sahib Shihab Friedrich Gulda - Jay Jay Johnson* / Freddie Hubbard / Sahib Shihab - Music For 4 Soloists And Band No.1 (Album) SABA SB 15 097 ST Germany 1965 Sell This Version
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CDVR 112 Movin' In With Sahib Shihab And Specs Powell — Sahib Shihab Sahib Shihab And Specs Powell Sahib Shihab And Specs Powell - Movin' In With Sahib Shihab And Specs Powell(LP, Album, RE) Roulette CDVR 112 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
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LDVS 17243 Jazz Joint Vol. 2 Sahib Shihab Jazz Joint Vol. 2 "Companionship" (Comp, Album) Vogue Schallplatten LDVS 17243 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
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SLPS-1008 Sentiments — Sahib Shihab Sahib Shihab Sentiments (Album, Comp) Storyville SLPS-1008 Denmark 1972 Sell This Version
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GER 34 La Marche Dans Le Désert — Sahib Shihab Sahib Shihab + Gilson Unit Sahib Shihab + Gilson Unit - La Marche Dans Le Désert (Album) Futura Records (2) GER 34 France 1972 Sell This Version
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P-8468A Flute Summit Jamming At Donaueschingen Music-Festival — Sahib Shihab Jeremy Steig, James Moody, Sahib Shihab, Chris Hinze Jeremy Steig, James Moody, Sahib Shihab, Chris Hinze - Flute Summit Jamming At Donaueschingen Music-Festival Atlantic P-8468A Japan 1973 Sell This Version
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PC 36810 Modern Jazz Perspective — Sahib Shihab Don Byrd*, Gigi Gryce, Wynton Kelly, Arthur Taylor*, Jackie Paris, Julius Watkins, Sahib Shihab, Jimmy Cleveland Don Byrd*, Gigi Gryce, Wynton Kelly, Arthur Taylor*, Jackie Paris, Julius Watkins, Sahib Shihab, Jimmy Cleveland - Modern Jazz Perspective(LP, Album, RE, RM) Columbia PC 36810 US 1980 Sell This Version
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CGJ-37 I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 37 — Sahib Shihab Kenny Clarke / Joe Harris (3) / Sahib Shihab / Francy Boland Kenny Clarke / Joe Harris (3) / Sahib Shihab / Francy Boland - I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 37 (Album) Curcio CGJ-37 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
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UPCD 27.34 Soul Mates — Sahib Shihab Charlie Rouse Featuring Sahib Shihab Charlie Rouse Featuring Sahib Shihab - Soul Mates(CD, Album) Uptown Records (2) UPCD 27.34 US 1993 Sell This Version
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MELLO LP 6 Winds & Skins — Sahib Shihab Sabu Martinez / Sahib Shihab Sabu Martinez / Sahib Shihab - Winds & Skins (Album) Mellotronen MELLO LP 6 Sweden 2008 Sell This Version
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TCB 02322 Jazz Live Trio With Guests — Sahib Shihab Jazz Live Trio With Sahib Shihab, Art Farmer, Clifford Jordan Jazz Live Trio With Sahib Shihab, Art Farmer, Clifford Jordan - Jazz Live Trio With Guests(CD, Album) TCB Records (2) TCB 02322 Switzerland 2012 Sell This Version
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TCB Records 8720 Euro-American Fusions — Sahib Shihab Franco Ambrosetti, Eddie Daniels, Hugo Heredia, Ferdinand Povel, Leszek Zadlo, Sahib Shihab With The Jazz Live Trio* Franco Ambrosetti, Eddie Daniels, Hugo Heredia, Ferdinand Povel, Leszek Zadlo, Sahib Shihab With The Jazz Live Trio* - Euro-American Fusions(LP, Album) TCB Records (2) TCB Records 8720 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

MEP 389 Four Altos — Sahib Shihab Phil Woods / Gene Quill / Sahib Shihab / Hal Stein Phil Woods / Gene Quill / Sahib Shihab / Hal Stein - Four Altos(7", EP) Metronome MEP 389 Sweden 1958 Sell This Version
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SP Adlon Hully Gully — Sahib Shihab Van Prince And Orchestra Featuring Sahib Shihab Van Prince And Orchestra Featuring Sahib Shihab - Adlon Hully Gully(7", Single) Adlon SP Denmark 1961 Sell This Version
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LAT45.06 Tito's Odyssey / Om Mani Padme Hum — Sahib Shihab Tito Puente / Sahib Shihab Tito Puente / Sahib Shihab - Tito's Odyssey / Om Mani Padme Hum(7") Mr Bongo LAT45.06 UK 2015 Sell This Version
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Compilations

SJL 2245 All-Star Sextets — Sahib Shihab Sahib Shihab All-Star Sextets(2xLP, Comp) Savoy Records SJL 2245 US 1980 Sell This Version

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awkxs

May 17, 2020
Re your introductory comments on Sahib Shihab, did he actually ever record on tenor sax? Some of his first recordings were with Thelonious Monk were on alto sax. While he was in Scandinavia he recorded on soprano sax, but on tenor, when, if at all?

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