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Malachi Favors (August 22, 1927 – January 30, 2004) was an American jazz bassist. He was best known for his work with the Art Ensemble of Chicago.

Favors was born on August 22, 1927 in Lexington, Mississippi.[1] He was raised in Chicago, Illinois.

Well known records of his include Natural and the Spiritual (solo bass, 1977) and Sightsong (duets with Muhal Richard Abrams, 1975). In 1994 he played with Roman Bunka (Oud) at Berlin Jazz Fest and recorded the German Critics Poll Winner album Color me Cairo.

Favors died on January 30, 2004 in Chicago, Illinois from pancreatic cancer, aged 76.[2]


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