Big Band

Big Band

by Julius Hemphill Big Band


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Big Band

The only recording by altoist Julius Hemphill at the head of a big band is a mostly very stimulating set of exploratory music. Some of the music wanders a bit, and K. Curtis Lyle's talking on his poem "Drunk On God" is a distraction, but other selections feature colorful solos from many players, including Hemphill (doubling on soprano), guitarist Bill Frisell, (well showcased on "Bordertown"), trombonist Frank Lacy, and the tenors of John Stubblefield and John Purcell. This valuable, but increasingly rare CD is particularly notable for giving one a rare chance to hear Hemphill's adventurous big-band arrangements.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/01/1991
Label: Nonesuch
UPC: 0075596083126
catalogNumber: 60831

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Julius Hemphill Big Band   Primary Artist
Marty Ehrlich   Flute,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Soloist
Jerome Harris   Bass,Electric Bass,Soloist
Julius Hemphill   Flute,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Soloist,Compield
Jack Wilkins   Guitar,Soloist
John Purcell   Flute,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
David Taylor   Bass Trombone
David Hines   Trumpet,Soloist
John Clark   French Horn,Soloist
J.D. Parran   Flute,Baritone Saxophone
Ronnie Burrage   Drums,Soloist
Vincent Chancey   French Horn,Soloist
Bill Frisell   Guitar,Soloist
Gordon Gottlieb   Percussion,Soloist
Frank Lacy   Trombone,Trumpet,Soloist
Rasul Siddik   Trumpet
John Stubblefield   Flute,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
David Earl Taylor   Bass Trombone
K. Curtis Lyle   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Soloist

Technical Credits

Julius Hemphill   Arranger
Paul Goodman   Engineer
Robert Hurwitz   Producer
Marty Khan   Executive Producer
Henk Kooistra   Engineer
Arthur Moorhead   Producer
Janet Perr   Art Direction
John Newton   Engineer

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