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Remembering Hamiet Bluiett

Nov 4, 2018

Jazz Unlimited for November 4, 2018 will be “Remembering Hamiet Bluiett.”  Born in St. Louis but raised in Brooklyn, Illinois, Hamiet Bluiett, one of the greatest baritone saxophone players in jazz history, passed away on October 4.  We will honor his legacy as a founder of BAG in St. Louis, and a founding member of the World Saxophone Quartet, which worked until 2016.  We will also hear his own groups, including the Clarinet Family along with music by Leo’s Five, Randy Weston, Lester Bowie, James Carter, Arthur Blythe and Julius Hemphill.

The Slide Show contains my photographs of some of the artists heard on this show.

Due to copyright restrictions, the audio from this show is no longer available. Audio links are available for one week after a show airs, starting on the Monday after the show.

The video is of Hamiet Bluiett (bar) Curtis Lundy (b) and Lee Pearson (d) at the Eddie Land Jazz Festival in Italy in 2010.