|Studio album by|
|Recorded||March 21 & 22, 2004|
|Studio||Riverside Studio, Chicago|
|Producer||Robert G. Koester|
|Ernest Dawkins chronology|
Mean Ameen is an album by American jazz saxophonist Ernest Dawkins' New Horizons Ensemble, which was recorded in 2004 and released on Delmark. It was a tribute to New Horizons' trumpeter Ameen Muhammad, who died in 2003 at the age of 48.
|The Penguin Guide to Jazz|||
The Penguin Guide to Jazz says "All in all, a fine album, well crafted and full of excellent solo playing. If it's not quite up to previous offerings, the cover portrait of the missing Muhammad goes some way to explaining why."
The All About Jazz review by Rex Butters says "Delmark's sound—clean, live, and rough—delivers the broad tonal options employed by the ensemble. With Mean Ameen, Dawkins and company have created a 21st century hard-bop maelstrom."
- All compositions by Ernest Dawkins except as indicated
- "Mean Ameen" – 10:46
- "3-D" (Steve Berry) – 15:12
- "Jeff to the Left" (Steve Berry) – 6:16
- "The Messenger" – 13:33
- "Haiti" – 4:24
- "Buster and the Search for the Human Genome" – 16:20
- Ernest Dawkins - alto sax, tenor sax
- Maurice Brown – trumpet
- Steve Berry – trombone
- Darius Savage – bass
- Isaiah Spencer – drums
- Original Liner Notes by Aaron Cohen
- Yanow, Scott. Ernest Dawkins – Mean Ameen: Review at AllMusic. Retrieved December 31, 2015.
- Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2006). The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (8th ed.). London: Penguin. pp. 336. ISBN 0141023279.
- Butters, Rex Mean Ameen review at All About Jazz
- Kelsey, Chris Mean Ameen review at JazzTimes