Sunday, January 24, 2016
Happy Birthday Julius Hemphill
To honor his birthday, here are 3 different sides of his music. The Julius Hemphill Sextet, the group he created after leaving the World Saxophone Quartet, play "The Hard Blues." Then, there's the 13-minute plus "Hotend" from his stunning "Blue Boyé" (still available thanks to Tim Berne and Screwgun Records.) Finally, there's "One Atmosphere", the album he recorded for John Zorn and Tzadik Records. The music is performed by pianist Ursula Oppens and the Daedalus Stirng Quartet.
The music and spirit of Julius Hemphill continues to resonate and inspire!