Blueblack

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All Music Guide - David R. Adler
The Bluiett Baritone Saxophone Group strikes again. Four baritone saxes make for quite a wall of low-register sound, and every quartet member but Bluiett -- Patience Higgins, James Carter, and Alex Harding -- doubles on bass clarinet. In Carter's case, make that contra-bass clarinet, an instrument that can cause the room to shake. Since the horns have the bass function covered, all that's needed are drums; hence the presence of trapsman Lee Person and percussionist Kahil El'Zabar. This is a challenging listen, even if it starts with a playful, lushly harmonized "My Girl," the Motown hit. "Humpback," the first of five compositions by Coleridge Taylor Perkinson, ...
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All Music Guide - David R. Adler
The Bluiett Baritone Saxophone Group strikes again. Four baritone saxes make for quite a wall of low-register sound, and every quartet member but Bluiett -- Patience Higgins, James Carter, and Alex Harding -- doubles on bass clarinet. In Carter's case, make that contra-bass clarinet, an instrument that can cause the room to shake. Since the horns have the bass function covered, all that's needed are drums; hence the presence of trapsman Lee Person and percussionist Kahil El'Zabar. This is a challenging listen, even if it starts with a playful, lushly harmonized "My Girl," the Motown hit. "Humpback," the first of five compositions by Coleridge Taylor Perkinson, immediately follows, its dark, smeary rubato harmonies and ultra-low-end textures evoking the murky world of the whale. Bluiett's contributions "Blueblack/Prelude to a Scream," "Juxtaposition," "Sasa -- The Here and Now" tend to be more cacophonous, less structured; other tracks evoke a bright dance aesthetic "Zippin'," "LG's Place", touching upon what the late Lester Bowie liked to call "great black music." Taylor Perkinson's double tribute "Lamentation for JJ/Ballad for Babs" and his thoughtful "Angles" showcase the more elegant side of the quadruple-baritone configuration.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/26/2002
  • Label: Justin Time Records
  • UPC: 068944015825
  • Catalog Number: 158
  • Sales rank: 395,285

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Hamiet Bluiett Primary Artist, Baritone Saxophone
Kahil El'Zabar Percussion, Vocals, African Drums
James Carter Contrabass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone
Patience Higgins Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone
Alex Harding Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone
Lee Person Trap Kit
Technical Credits
Hamiet Bluiett Producer, Mastering Advisor
Billy Szawlowski Mastering
William Tucker Cover Photo
Jim West Executive Producer
Reid Morris Graphic Design
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