Flat-out Jump Suite

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Julius Hemphill Quartet
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Julius Hemphill Quartet

"A suite in four parts aligned with aspects of sensual awareness, Julius Hemphill's Flat-Out Jump Suite runs from the light and delicate to the hard and funky".

Artists :

Abdul Wadud ( Cello )
Olu Dara ( Trumpet, Cornet )
Warren Smith ( Percussion, Vibes )
Julius Hemphill ( Alto, Soprano & Tenor Sax, Flute )
Julius Hemphill Quartet

“…"An excellent record, easily overlookedÂ…..."   (source: The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD)

"A suite in four parts aligned with aspects of sensual awareness, Julius Hemphill's Flat-Out Jump Suite runs from the light and delicate to the hard and funky. "Ear" flutters by on the leader's flute, all gossamer and weightlessness, supported by Warren Smith's soft cymbal work. Olu Dara's clear, gumbo-soaked trumpet, one of the great sounds from the '80s jazz avant-garde, heralds "Body," in conjunction with Abdul Wadud's bluesy cello. With "Mind," the pace picks up -- Hemphill switches to tenor and the piece achieves a nice, loose throb as much of the time is devoted to collective improvisation. Finally, with "Body," the natural progression reaches its logical destination, a funky groove all supple and greasy. If not up to the ecstatic levels of his classic "The Hard Blues," it's still an easily enjoyable number with Wadud laying down cooking lines like few other cellists dream of. Flat-Out Jump Suite is not in the top shelf of Hemphill albums, but it's a solid set from a quartet of fine musicians."

(source: AllMusic.com, B. Olewnick)

More Information
Title Flat-out Jump Suite
Barcode 8024709045423
DOD ID B002WPZ9WU
Catalogue Number 120040-2
Display Artist Julius Hemphill Quartet
Label Black Saint
Release date Dec 28, 1980
Year 1980
Format cd, digital
Duration 0:39:39
Main genre Jazz
Product type full album