Ernest Dawkins’ New Horizons Ensemble – Mean Ameen
Delmark DE 559 (2004)
Mean Ameen is the New Horizon Ensemble’s testimonial to the memory of its longtime trumpeter Ameen Muhammad. Saxophonist Ernest Dawkins leads the band through the blues he and Muhammad heard on Chicago’s South Side to the polyphonic music they studied together in the AACM. Mean Ameen is a sweeping musical tribute to the man who was internationally known as King Ameen.