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Harold Mabern


HAROLD MABERN (pianist) was born March 20, 1936 in Memphis Tennessee. A pianist of the hard bop and soul idioms, Mabern, aside from several of his own recordings , has performed with Lionel Hampton, Donald Byrd, J. J. Johnson, Miles Davis, Wes Montgomery, Sonny Rollins, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Williams and Sarah Vaughn. Most recently he has appeared on several recordings with his protégé from William Paterson University, tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander.