Bluiett, Hamiet

Justin Time, 2002CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 9.1w

Jazz Ruler Type: Avant Garde
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4-
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
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Score Chart

O’s Notes: Hamiet is a master of the baritone sax and it’s big bold sound. He partners with fellow baritone sax men James Carter, Patience Higgins and Alex Harding who also add bass clarinet, and contrabass clarinet to the mix with drums and percussion handled by Kahil El’Zabor and Lee Person. The composer is Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson. They open with the R&B classic “My Girl” before drifting into a program of more spontaneous free jazz. It is a unique approach based in the lower registers. The groove swings nicely and is well recorded.