This is really sad, I saw Malik lead an ensemble that gave one of the most awe-inspiring concerts I've ever seen, at a Unitarian Church in Albany, NY near the University's downtown campus with Glenn Spearman in one of his final public appearances and Dennis Warren who performed a drum solo that sound like Old Testament wrath - what a jaw dropper. The other time I saw Malik was with about three other people in the whole audience in a decrepit loft space in Albany way down by the riverfront - he played a duet with a drummer named (I think) Lopez or Lopes, the memory grows a little foggy. This was a very intricate series of free vignettes as the two danced around each other. He will be sorely missed.
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