Soul Note (Italy) 1984
SN 1088 (LP)
sleeve : EX-(SRW,SOC,Side/corner rubbing)
media : EX+/EX+(Some parts may have a slight dust noise)
Leader album by American jazz saxophonist Hamiet Bluiett, released in 1984 on the Italian jazz label Soul Note. Released on the Italian jazz label Soul Note, the quartet features John Hicks (piano), Fred Hopkins (b), and Marvin 'Smitty' Smith (dr). This is a free-form hard bop album, including B2, where the tension shifts from an aggressive gallop to a quick break, and A3, which has a spirituality similar to spiritual jazz by Haroah Sanders. The best part of the album is B3, a very urban arrangement of Dizzy Gillespie's undisputed masterpiece, which ramps up the tension in the second half.