JULIUS HEMPHILL

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February 24, 1938, Fort Worth, Texas - April 2, 1995, New York City) was a jazz composer and saxophone player. He performed mainly on alto saxophone; less often soprano and tenor saxophones and flute.

Hemphill was born in Fort Worth, Texas (also, incidentally, the hometown of Ornette Coleman), and studied the clarinet before learning saxophone. Gerry Mulligan was an early influence. Hemphill joined the United States Army in 1964, and served for several years, and later performed with Ike Turner for a brief period. In 1968, Hemphill moved to St. Louis, Missouri and co-founded the Black Artists' Group (BAG), a multidisciplinary arts collective that brought him into contact with artists such as saxophonists Oliver Lake and Hamiet Bluiett, trumpeters Baikida Carroll and Floyd LeFlore, poet J. Curtis Lyle and writer/director Malinke Robert Elliott.

In 1976, Julius Hemphill, Oliver Lake, and Hamiet Bluiett of BAG joined forces with David Murray to
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Julius Hemphill - Complete Recordings on Black Saint & Soul NoteJulius Hemphill - Complete Recordings on Black Saint & Soul Note
Box set · Remastered
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Dogon A.d.Dogon A.d.
Limited Edition
Int'L Phonograph Inc 2016
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Julius Hemphill Big BandJulius Hemphill Big Band
Nonesuch 1991
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One AtmosphereOne Atmosphere
Tzadik 2003
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Fat Man And The Hard BluesFat Man And The Hard Blues
BLACK SAINT 2009
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Roi Boye & the Gotham MinstrelsRoi Boye & the Gotham Minstrels
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Sackville Records 2001
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JULIUS HEMPHILL Dogon A.D. album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Dogon A.D.
Avant-Garde Jazz 1972
JULIUS HEMPHILL 'Coon Bid'ness (aka Reflections) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
'Coon Bid'ness (aka Reflections)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1975
JULIUS HEMPHILL Roi Boyé & The Gotham Minstrels album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Roi Boyé & The Gotham Minstrels
Avant-Garde Jazz 1977
JULIUS HEMPHILL Blue Boyé album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blue Boyé
Avant-Garde Jazz 1977
JULIUS HEMPHILL Raw Materials And Residuals (With Abdul Wadud And Don Moye) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Raw Materials And Residuals (With Abdul Wadud And Don Moye)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1978
JULIUS HEMPHILL Flat-Out Jump Suite album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Flat-Out Jump Suite
Avant-Garde Jazz 1980
JULIUS HEMPHILL Big Band album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Big Band
Avant-Garde Jazz 1988
JULIUS HEMPHILL Fat Man and the Hard Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fat Man and the Hard Blues
Avant-Garde Jazz 1991
JULIUS HEMPHILL Five Chord Stud album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Five Chord Stud
Avant-Garde Jazz 1993
JULIUS HEMPHILL Chile New York album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chile New York
Avant-Garde Jazz 1998
JULIUS HEMPHILL One Atmosphere album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
One Atmosphere
Third Stream 2003

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JULIUS HEMPHILL Live In New York album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live In New York
Avant-Garde Jazz 1976
JULIUS HEMPHILL Georgia Blue album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Georgia Blue
Avant-Garde Jazz 1984
JULIUS HEMPHILL Live From the New Music Cafe album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live From the New Music Cafe
Avant-Garde Jazz 1992
JULIUS HEMPHILL At Dr. King's Table album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
At Dr. King's Table
Avant-Garde Jazz 1997
JULIUS HEMPHILL The Hard Blues: Live in Lisbon album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Hard Blues: Live in Lisbon
Avant-Garde Jazz 2004
JULIUS HEMPHILL Live at Kassiopeia (with Peter Kowald) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at Kassiopeia (with Peter Kowald)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011

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JULIUS HEMPHILL The Complete Remastered Recordings on Black Saint & Soul Note album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Complete Remastered Recordings on Black Saint & Soul Note
Avant-Garde Jazz 2012

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JULIUS HEMPHILL Dogon A.D.

Album · 1972 · Avant-Garde Jazz
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Texas-born New York based sax player Julius Hemphill was a significant figure during the heyday of the NY loft free jazz decade, mostly by his collaborations with Anthony Braxton and Lester Bowie, but he also released a series of albums as a leader as well (his compositions are presented on the loft era swansong - the 5 live album collection "Wildflowers: New York Loft Jazz Sessions"). Best known by his most successful project - World Saxophone Quartet, his early solo albums are excellent in their own right.

"Dogon A.D." is a Hemphill solo debut, released on the tiny Mbara label. For decades it was a collectors dream and a barely known album, even for loft jazz fans (Freedom reissue on vinyl from 1977 was quite a rarity as well). In 2011 it was re-released on CD, so it became much easier to acquire. Reissuing this album was a great decision - this best kept secret is almost a masterpiece!

"Dogon A.D." was recorded in the very early 70s, participating future loft jazz stars cellist Abdul Wadud, drummer Philip Wilson (ex-Art Ensemble of Chicago) and trumpeter Baikida Carroll contribute along with Hemphill himself.

Similar to many early 70s loft jazz recordings, this album's music sounds very inspired, but what is even more important - it is very innovative compared to what was happening at that time. Hemphill's strong side has always been composition, and on his debut, he combines the scratchy energy of loft jazz (reducing its loudness) with bluesy melodic roots and classic composition elements. As a result, the albums' three long compositions don't sound like a free jazz chaotic fiesta, but more like a bluesy free form suite spiced with free soloing. The album's opener, "Dogon A.D.", is in fact a free blues rock song (drummer Phillip Wilson, framing it with blues-rock rhythm constructions, played earlier not only with Art Ensemble of Chicago, but with highest class blues team Paul Butterfield Blues Band before joining Hemphill).

Free, but well structured, complex but melodic music some decades later will influence such "new NY avant-garde jazz" stars as Tim Berne. The 2011 CD reissue of Dogon A.D. contains an extra track from the same 1972 session (adding baritone sax player Hamiet Bluiett and future Hemphill colleague in the World Saxophone Quartet).

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