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Tag: Baikida E.J. Carroll

Tuesday, August 4th

voices I miss

Julius Hemphill (alto saxophone, 1938-1995) with Baikida E.J. Carroll (1947-, trumpet), Abdul Wadid (1947-, cello), Philip Wilson (1941-1992, drums), “Dogon A.D.” (J. Hemphill), 1972




random sights

other day, Chicago

Monday, November 4th

three takes

This guy, like Monk, could take a familiar form, open it up, and create something both old and new.

Julius Hemphill (1938-1995), “The Hard Blues”

Live (with members of the Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra and the Either/Orchestra),  Boston, 1989


Recording (JH, alto saxophone, flute; Baikida E.J. Carroll, trumpet; Hamiet Bluiett, baritone saxophone; Abdul Wadud, cello; Philip Wilson, drums), recorded 1972 (first released on Coon Bid’ness, 1975)


Recording (Julius Hemphill, alto saxophone; Marty Ehrlich, soprano and alto saxophone, flute; Carl Grubbs, soprano and alto saxophone; James Carter, tenor saxophone; Andrew White. tenor saxophone; Sam Furnace, baritone saxophone, flute), 1991



art beat

Helen Levitt (1913-2009), New York, c. 1940


Thursday, 7/26/12

Julius Hemphill (alto saxophone), with Abdul Wadud (cello), Baikida E.J. Carroll (trumpet), Phillip Wilson (drums), “Dogon A.D.” (Dogon A.D.), 1972

The drumming is genius—he’s like the Zigaboo Modeliste of free-jazz. . . . Any musician who doesn’t like this should just stop—this is what it’s all about. It’s such a raw sound, right up in your face. This is the perfect introduction to someone who’s never heard free-jazz before. I wouldn’t mind if this piece went on for a couple hours.

Mats Gustafsson, Downbeat, 6/12

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