(2-LP set) Considered by many as a true jazz classic, Julius Hemphill’s Dogon A.D is listed by the New York Times as one of the 100 most essential jazz recordings. A fundamental statement of a new era in jazz music, Hemphill’s performance here avoids the loud, instinctual blowing so many other jazz musicians defaulted to in the early 70s, and instead provides lean instrumentation, blues, funk, and avant-garde chamber jazz. Long out of print it's now reissued on 200 gram vinyl with the bonus track Hard Blues! Remastered from original master tapes for vastly improved sound quality over previous vinyl pressings. Limited edition of 1,000.
Julius Hemphill - alto sax, flute, Baikida E.J. Carroll - trumpet, Abdul Wadud - cello, Philip Wilson - drums.