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Julius Hemphill & Abdul Wadud: Live In New York


Download links and information about Julius Hemphill & Abdul Wadud: Live In New York by Julius Hemphill. This album was released in 1976 and it belongs to Jazz, Avant Garde Jazz, Avant Garde Metal genres. It contains 4 tracks with total duration of 46:08 minutes.

Artist: Julius Hemphill
Release date: 1976
Genre: Jazz, Avant Garde Jazz, Avant Garde Metal
Tracks: 4
Duration: 46:08
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No. Title Length
1. In Space 7:01
2. Pensive 8:19
3. Echo 1 (Morning) 7:47
4. Echo 2 (Morning) 23:01



This was recorded at a time when the saxophonist's playing was at a peak — a year after his historic Coon Bid'ness, and the same year that Hemphill co-founded the World Saxophone Quartet. For this recording, he performs a series of four duos with cellist Abdul Wadud, a familiar and comfortable collaborator. The setting lets Hemphill stretch, his country and blues roots in full bloom. His poignant sound was never more compelling, and Wadud was a bracing partner whose emotional depth and extraordinary technique are unequaled on the instrument. While the music is largely free, Hemphill was so rooted in the vernacular of the common folk that his solos have an earthy feel throughout. The titles of the tunes are indicative of a somewhat abstract, ethereal approach: "In Space," "Pensive," "Echo 1 (Morning)," and "Echo 2 (Evening)." Yet, while luxuriating in the natural pleasures of the moment, Hemphill and Wadud adventurously and intensely navigate dangerous grounds.