American cellist, Abdul Wadud, 75, has passed away

American cellist, Abdul Wadud, 75, has passed away

Abdul Wadud was an American cellist recognized for his work in jazz and classical contexts. Jazz musician and fellow composer Tomeka Reid commended Abdul Wadud’s “Camille” in a 2020 story in the New York Times on music that one may play to make friends fall in love with the cello.

Abdul Wadud, an expressive cellist who blazed a way in improvised music, dies at 75

Abdul Wadud a trailblazing cellist who enlarged a universe of possibilities for his instrument in avant-garde jazz and classical music died on Aug. 10.

He was 75. His son, the R&B singer and composer Raheem DeVaughn confirmed his death on social media without providing a cause.

Abdul Wadud Age, Family, Early Life

Abdul Wadud was born on April 30, 1947, in Cleveland, Ohio, the U.S. He holds an American nationality, and His Zodiac sign is Taurus. He belongs to the white ethnicity.

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Abdul Wadud has prohibited the media from knowing specifics about his family, therefore there are no details available.

Abdul Wadud Girlfriend/Wife, What about his Relationship?

There are no details available on Abdul Wadud’s relationship. If we find any details about his relationship, we will update you later.

Abdul Wadud Career, What was his profession?

Wadud began spending his time between symphony orchestra work, Broadway pits, and the booming loft jazz scene in New York City, where his acquaintances included saxophonist Arthur Blythe, flutist James Newton, and pianist Anthony Davis. Wadud performed in many settings with Blythe, including an era-defining quintet otherwise included drummer Bobby Battle, tubaist Bob Stewart, and either James Blood Ulmer or Kelvyn Bell on guitar. Whether soloing or assisting, Wadud is a major part of the quintet portion of Blythe’s famous recording Illusions.

Wadud had not been active in recent years, and the jazz scene was worse for it. Through the corpus of work he did leave behind, he paved a road for inheritors including Akua Dixon, Dierdre Murray, Fred Longborg-Holm, Hank Roberts, and Tomeka Reid, among others. For a June 2020 article in the New York Times titled 5 Minutes That Will Make You Love the Cello, Reid selected a piece from Wadud’s 1977 solo album By Myself. “I admire the flexibility and inventiveness in his playing,” she added. “He employs the complete range of the cello and goes between lyrical, free playing and groove with ease, something I aim to achieve in my own work.”

 Ehrlich, who featured Wadud in his Dark Woods Ensemble and other settings, tells NPR that his most remarkable characteristic was balanced. “He gave a wonderful energy to the music creating, and at the same time, he brought a great center to the music,” Ehrlich adds. “I constantly sensed him hearing the whole procedure, and concentrating it here, nudging it there. He amazed me always.”

How much is Abdul Wadud Net Worth?

Abdul Wadud has not made his financial information public. Therefore, determining his net worth is difficult.

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Which school and college did he go to?

Abdul Wadud attended Youngstown State, then Oberlin College, when he converted to Islam and met Hemphill, who had come to play at the school and who had come to perform at the school.

After completing a Masters from SUNY Stonybrook in 1971.

Is he available on any kind of social media platform?

Unfortunately, Abdul Wadud does not seem to be available on social media.

Physical Appearance of Abdul Wadud’s Height, Weight

HeightNot Available
Hair ColorBlack
Eye colorBlack
WeightNot Available
Body typeFit
Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about Abdul Wadud’s should be knows

NationalityAmerican
EthnicityWhite
Zodiac signTaurus
Relationship StatusSingle

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