Sankofa / Rear Garde

Hamiet Bluiett
Hamiet Bluiett
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Artists :

Ben Riley ( Drums )
Clint Houston ( Bass )
Hamiet Bluiett ( Baritone Sax, Alto Clarinet, Flute )
Ted Dunbar ( Guitar )
Hamiet Bluiett
This is an unusual recording by baritonist Hamiet Bluiett in that his adventurous solos are more advanced than the music and the other players. Several of the songs are straight-ahead blues, so Bluiett's screeching high-note baritone sometimes seems a bit out of place on his own record. There are some good moments (particularly when Bluiett is content to caress or stick close to the melodies) and he has a few fine outings on alto clarinet, including on "Daddy Banks" (which is based on "Please Send Me Someone to Love"). But much of the time it sounds like Bluiett and his sidemen (guitarist Ted Dunbar, bassist Clint Houston, and drummer Ben Riley) are in different rooms altogether or, at a minimum, have different conceptions over what the music should sound like. This is an intriguing but not particularly essential release.
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Title Sankofa / Rear Garde
Barcode 8024709084125
Catalogue Number 121238-2
Display Artist Hamiet Bluiett
Label Soul Note
Release date Dec 30, 1993
Year 1993
Format cd, digital
Duration 0:53:53
Main genre Jazz
Product type full album