Emmanuel Abdul-Rahim aka Juan Amalbert
is an internationally renowned musician, a professional artist for over 50 years. He is a master percussionist, composer, author, arranger, orchestrator, adjuster, educator and master sound recording engineer.
He has written, recorded, and taught many in film score composition, orchestrations, arrangements for all variety of musical units. Born: NYC, NY Residences: New York City, NY & Copenhagen, Denmark Principal Instruments: Percussion, Drums Hon. Ph.D., Yale University Masters Degree in Rhythm Studied composition at Berklee College Mr. Abdul-Rahim is perhaps best known for his recordings under his name and that of the Latin-Jazz Quintet with Eric Dolphy.
His creative abilities have been expressed in countless works with another great artist. Emmanuel Abdul-Rahim is the leader and artist in the renown 1960-1961 recording “Hot Sauce” by the Original Latin-Jazz Quintet, which is a five star must have CD in one’s collection. Some of the finest that Emmanuel Abdul-Rahim has worked with in his outstanding career as accompanist, arranger, conductor and producer are with such Great Artist as, Sir Edward “Duke” Ellington and his Orchestra, the Count Basie Orchestra, the Slide Hampton Orchestra, the Lionel Hampton Orchestra, Thad Jones Eclipse Orchestra, “Slide Hampton Orchestra, John Coltrane, Jesper Johanson, Art Blakeys Jazz Messengers, Jimmy Jones, John Birks “Dizzy” Gillispie, James Moody, Roy Haynes, Johnny M’Bizo Dyani, Shirley Scott, Sir Roland Hanna, Horace Parlan, Kenny Barron, Steve Berrios, Eddie Gladden, Joe Newman, Bob Cranshaw, Randy Brecker, Eric Dolphy, Don Shirley, Ahmad Jamal, Jerome Richardson, Bill Ellington, Ernie Wilkins Almost Big Band, Bent Jaedig, Richard Boone, Clark Terry, Sarah Vaughn, Miriam Makeba, Alice Babs, Josephine Baker, Aretha Franklin, Irma Franklin, Jackie “Mom” Mabley, Lloyd Price, The Four Tops, Dinah Ross, Esther Williams, Jimmy Cliff, and Marion Marlow.