spirit lives on
bassist with the Art Ensemble of Chicago has also played a variety
of miscellaneous instruments (including banjo, zither, bells,
gong, harmonica, melodica and percussion) on their many records.
In his early days he played bop in Chicago with Andrew Hill
(mid-'50s) and other local musicians. Favors was in the AACM
from the start, being a member of Muhal Richard Abrams' Experimental
Band as early as 1961. He joined Roscoe Mitchell's quartet in
1966 which soon became the Art Ensemble. In addition to his
work with that important group, Favors has recorded with Archie
Shepp, Sunny Murray, Dewey Redman, Abrams and Lester Bowie.
-- Scott Yanow, All-Music Guide
known as a member of The Art Ensemble of Chicago, but Malachi
Favors Maghostut is also a first-rate bassist outside that organization.
He's played with many bebop, hard bop and free groups, and his
rigorous accompaniment is a vital piece of The Art Ensemble
puzzle. -- Ron Wynn
Guide, AEC One-stop Group, Inc.