Sahib Shihab

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 tenor 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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Sahib Shihab Discography

Albums

Phil Woods, Gene Quill, Sahib Shihab, Hal Stein Phil Woods, Gene Quill, Sahib Shihab, Hal Stein - Four Altos (Album) Prestige, Prestige US 1957 Sell This Version
Sahib Shihab / Herbie Mann Sahib Shihab / Herbie Mann - The Jazz We Heard Last Summer (Album) Savoy Records US 1957 Sell This Version
Sahib Shihab Jazz Sahib (Album) Savoy Records France 1957 Sell This Version
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 US 1957 Sell This Version
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 Netherlands 1962 Sell This Version
Sahib Shihab Summer Dawn (Album) Argo Records US 1964 Sell This Version
Sahib Shihab Sahib's Jazz Party (Album) Debut Records (3) Denmark 1964 Sell This Version
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) Denmark 1965 Sell This Version
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 UK 1965 Sell This Version
CDVR 112 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
Sahib Shihab Jazz Joint Vol. 2 "Companionship" (Comp) Vogue Schallplatten Germany 1971 Sell This Version
Sahib Shihab + Gilson Unit Sahib Shihab + Gilson Unit - La Marche Dans Le Désert (Album) Futura Records (2) France 1972 Sell This Version
Sahib Shihab Sentiments (Album, Comp) Storyville Denmark 1972 Sell This Version
Jeremy Steig, James Moody, Sahib Shihab, Chris Hinze Jeremy Steig, James Moody, Sahib Shihab, Chris Hinze - Flute Summit Jamming At Donaueschingen Music-Festival Atlantic Japan 1973 Sell This Version
PC 36810 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
Kenny Clarke / Joe Harris (3) / Sahib Shihab / Francy Boland Kenny Clarke / Joe Harris (3) / Sahib Shihab / Francy Boland - I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 37 Curcio Spain 1981 Sell This Version
UPCD 27.34 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
Sabu Martinez / Sahib Shihab Sabu Martinez / Sahib Shihab - Winds & Skins (Album) Mellotronen Sweden 2008 Sell This Version
TCB Records 8720 Eddie Daniels, Hugo Heredia, Ferdinand Povel, Leszek Zadlo, Sahib Shihab With The Jazz Live Trio* Eddie Daniels, Hugo Heredia, Ferdinand Povel, Leszek Zadlo, Sahib Shihab With The Jazz Live Trio* - Euro-American Fusions(LP) TCB Records TCB Records 8720 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
6013 Brew Moore, Lars Gullin, Sahib Shihab Brew Moore, Lars Gullin, Sahib Shihab - Brew Moore In Europe(LP, Album) Fantasy 6013 Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

MEP-389 Phil Woods / Gene Quill / Sahib Shihab / Hal Stein Phil Woods / Gene Quill / Sahib Shihab / Hal Stein - Four Altos(7") Metronome MEP-389 Sweden 1958 Sell This Version
SP 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
LAT45.06 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
ss001 Sahib Shihab Companionship E.P.(12", EP, W/Lbl) not on label ss001 Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

PSS-252/253-AX Sahib Shihab Jazz Joint Vol. 2 "Companionship"(2xLP, Comp) Columbia PSS-252/253-AX Japan 1972 Sell This Version