1978 Bennie Maupin – Moonscapes

Moonscapes is the third album by Bennie Maupin, released in 1978 on Mercury.

Bennie Maupin (born August 29, 1940, Detroit, Michigan) is a jazz multireedist who performs on various saxophones, flute, and bass clarinet. He is known for his participation in Herbie Hancock’s Mwandishi sextet and Headhunters band, and for performing on Miles Davis’s seminal fusion record, Bitches Brew. Maupin has collaborated with Horace Silver, Roy Haynes, Woody Shaw, Lee Morgan and many others. He is noted for having a harmonically-advanced, “out” improvisation style, while having a different sense of melodic direction than other “out” jazz musicians such as Eric Dolphy.



1  Nightwatch (Bennie Maupin) 06:10
2  Farewell To Rahsaan (Bennie Maupin) 03:40
3  Anua (Bennie Maupin) 06:50
4  A Promise Kept (Bennie Maupin) 05:50
5  Just Give It Some Time (Onaje Allan Gumbs) 04:50
6  Sansho Shima (Bennie Maupin) 04:25
7  Crystals (Bennie Maupin) 01:20


BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsHarvey Mason Sr
GuitarMichael Sembello
Acoustic GuitarMichael Sembello
ClavinetBobby Lyle
Electric PianoBobby Lyle
PianoBobby Lyle
ProgrammingPatrick Gleeson
SynthesizerBennie Maupin
ClarinetBennie Maupin
FluteBennie Maupin
SaxBennie Maupin
CongasMingo Lewis
GlockenspielBennie Maupin
MarimbaBennie Maupin
PercussionMingo Lewis

Other Musicians

4 A Promise Kept

VocalsDerrick Youman

Liner Notes

Producer – Patrick Gleeson
Arranged By – Bennie Maupin (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7)
Arranged By – Onaje Allan Gumbs (Tracks 3, 4, 5, 6)
Engineer (Additional) – Seth Dworken
Engineer (Recording) – Steve Mantoani
Mastered By – John Golden

Artwork – Betye Saar

Mastered At Kendun Recorders
Mixed At Different Fur Studios
Recorded At Conway Studios
Manufactured By Phonogram, Inc