The Complete Remastered Recordings on Black Saint & Soul Note

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Composer and saxophonist Julius Hemphill recorded five albums for the Black Saint and Soul Note labels between 1977 and 1993. He began his tenure with Giovianni Bonandrini about a year after founding the World Saxophone Quartet. This box contains those five recordings in glorious, remastered sound. Raw Materials and Residuals was issued on Black Saint in 1978 and featured Hemphill on alto and soprano saxophone, in the company of Art Ensemble of Chicago drummer and percussionist Don Moye and cellist Abdul Wadud. It features five medium to long compositions of which the real notables are the labyrinthine "Mirrors" and the strange, bluesy, free jazz funk of "G Song." Though his...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Composer and saxophonist Julius Hemphill recorded five albums for the Black Saint and Soul Note labels between 1977 and 1993. He began his tenure with Giovianni Bonandrini about a year after founding the World Saxophone Quartet. This box contains those five recordings in glorious, remastered sound. Raw Materials and Residuals was issued on Black Saint in 1978 and featured Hemphill on alto and soprano saxophone, in the company of Art Ensemble of Chicago drummer and percussionist Don Moye and cellist Abdul Wadud. It features five medium to long compositions of which the real notables are the labyrinthine "Mirrors" and the strange, bluesy, free jazz funk of "G Song." Though his duet album with percussionist Warren Smith, Chile New York, was recorded in May of 1980, it wasn't released until 1998, three years after Hemphill's passing. Its seven pieces are numbered, and though credited as Hemphill compositions, they feel very much like improvisations. Three of these pieces run from just under to just over the 20-minute mark. Flat-Out Jump Suite was recorded a month later. Wadud and Smith appear in the quartet along with trumpeter Olu Dara. Its five parts aligned with aspects of sensual awareness in mind and body; Hemphill plays flute and tenor saxophone on the recording, whose works run from light and free to hard and funky. After leaving the World Saxophone Quartet, Hemphill formed a saxophone sextet; its first recording, Fat Man and the Hard Blues, was recorded in 1991. It contains 14 tight, tough compositions and features a stellar band including a very young James Carter, Marty Ehrlich, Carl Grubbs, Sam Furnace, and Andrew White. Hemphill didn't play on the last of his recordings for Bonandrini, 1993's Five Chord Stud. He conducted his compositions. Former student Tim Berne filled his chair in the lineup while Fred Ho replaced Grubbs. Featuring nine compositions including beautiful renditions of earlier works such as "Georgia Blue" and "Mirrors," this album and its immediate predecessor remain two of the high-water marks in Hemphill's catalog; that said, each of these five albums is well worth owning for any real fan of avant jazz.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/11/2012
  • Label: Black Saint
  • EAN: 8052405140623
  • Catalog Number: 1019
  • Sales rank: 58,746

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 C - Don Moye (6:33)
  2. 2 Mirrors - Don Moye (7:08)
  3. 3 Long Rhythm - Don Moye (5:05)
  4. 4 Plateau - Don Moye (9:03)
  5. 5 G Song - Don Moye (8:25)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Ear - Julius Hemphill Quartet (8:52)
  2. 2 Mind, Pt. 1 - Julius Hemphill Quartet (12:29)
  3. 3 Mind, Pt. 2 - Julius Hemphill Quartet (3:16)
  4. 4 Heart - Julius Hemphill Quartet (9:50)
  5. 5 Body - Julius Hemphill Quartet (7:00)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Otis' Groove - Julius Hemphill Sextet (2:59)
  2. 2 Lenny - Julius Hemphill Sextet (2:34)
  3. 3 Floppy - Julius Hemphill Sextet (2:50)
  4. 4 Opening - Julius Hemphill Sextet (4:07)
  5. 5 Headlines - Julius Hemphill Sextet (2:59)
  6. 6 Four Saints - Julius Hemphill Sextet (2:46)
  7. 7 Fat Man - Julius Hemphill Sextet (5:15)
  8. 8 Glide - Julius Hemphill Sextet (4:32)
  9. 9 Tendrils - Julius Hemphill Sextet (6:18)
  10. 10 Anchorman - Julius Hemphill Sextet (4:41)
  11. 11 [Untitled] - Julius Hemphill Sextet (5:10)
  12. 12 Three-Step - Julius Hemphill Sextet (2:00)
  13. 13 The Answer - Julius Hemphill Sextet (2:18)
  14. 14 The Hard Blues - Julius Hemphill Sextet (6:38)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Band Theme - Julius Hemphill Sextet (5:37)
  2. 2 Mr. Critical - Julius Hemphill Sextet (3:44)
  3. 3 Shorty - Julius Hemphill Sextet (6:49)
  4. 4 Mirrors - Julius Hemphill Sextet (5:48)
  5. 5 Five Chord Stud - Julius Hemphill Sextet (13:46)
  6. 6 The Moat and the Bridge - Julius Hemphill Sextet (7:21)
  7. 7 George Blue - Julius Hemphill Sextet (5:49)
  8. 8 Flush - Julius Hemphill Sextet (7:50)
  9. 9 Spirituals Chairs - Julius Hemphill Sextet (7:12)
Disc 5
  1. 1 One - Warren Smith (21:19)
  2. 2 Two - Warren Smith (22:14)
  3. 3 Three - Warren Smith (19:46)
  4. 4 Four - Warren Smith (2:01)
  5. 5 Five - Warren Smith (1:40)
  6. 6 Six - Warren Smith (1:37)
  7. 7 Seven - Warren Smith (3:11)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Julius Hemphill Primary Artist, Flute, Conductor, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals
Tim Berne Alto Saxophone
Marty Ehrlich Flute, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Andrew White Tenor Saxophone
Abdul Wadud Cello
Olu Dara Trumpet
James Carter Tenor Saxophone
Sam Furnace Flute, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Fred Ho Baritone Saxophone
Famoudou Don Moye Sun Percussion
Carl Grubbs Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Warren Smith Percussion
Technical Credits
Julius Hemphill Composer, Producer
Giancarlo Barigozzi Engineer
Flavio Bonandrini Executive Producer
Giovanni Bonandrini Executive Producer
Gennaro Carone Engineer
Tony May Engineer
James McLean Engineer
Giacomo Pellicciotti Producer
Jon Rosenberg Engineer
Aldo Borrelli Engineer
Cynthia B. Herbst Producer
Giovanni Bonadrini Producer
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