Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre

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Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre
Born (1936-03-24)March 24, 1936
Clarksville, Arkansas, US
Died November 9, 2013(2013-11-09) (aged 77)
Genres Jazz
Instruments Tenor saxophone, woodwind instruments
Years active 1960s–2013

Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre (March 24, 1936 – November 9, 2013[1]) was an American free jazz tenor saxophonist.[2]


McIntyre, who was born in Clarksville, Arkansas but raised in Chicago, studied at the Chicago College of Music, and during the 1960s began playing with musicians such as Malachi Favors, Muhal Richard Abrams, and Roscoe Mitchell. Along with them he became a member of the ensemble Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians in the mid-1960s. His first solo record appeared in 1969. During this time he also recorded as a session musician for Delmark Records, playing with George Freeman, J.B. Hutto, and Little Milton, among others.

McIntyre moved to New York City in the 1970s, playing at Sam Rivers's Rivbea Studios and teaching at Karl Berger's Creative Studio. He and Muhal Richard Abrams toured Europe several times. After his 1981 live album, McIntyre recorded very little, playing on the streets and in the subways of New York. His next major appearance on record wasn't until 1998, with Pheeroan akLaff and Michael Logan; the following year, he played with many AACM ensemble members on the album Bright Moments. He continued to release as a leader into the 2000s.


As leader

As sideman

With Muhal Richard Abrams

With Roscoe Mitchell

With Ethnic Heritage Ensemble

  • Welcome (Leo, 1982)

With Leroy Jenkins

  • For Players Only (JCOA, 1975)

With George Freeman

  • Birth Sign (Delmark, 1972)


  1. ^ Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre, Tenor Saxophonist, Dies at 77, in nytimes.com
  2. ^ Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre at All Music Guide
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