Hamiet Bluiett Memorial Broadcast

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 12:00am to Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 12:00am

Join us this Monday and Tuesday (October 15th and 16th), as we dedicate every jazz show and Afternoon New Music to the life and work of the great saxophonist Hamiet Bluiett (b. 1940), who died October 4th, 2018, at the age of 78. In the mid-1960s Bluiett returned to his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri where he co-founded the Black Artists Group (BAG), dedicated to fostering creative work in a variety of mediums, including music. In 1976, Bluiett formed the World Saxophone Quartet with saxophonists David Murray, Oliver Lake and Julius Hemphill. In addition to recording over 20 albums as a leader and many more with the World Saxophone Quartet, Bluiett has worked with jazz icons such as Charles Mingus, Sam Rivers, Anthony Braxton and many more. Today, Bluiett is known for his vast and diverse work as a leader and sideman, as well as his playing on many woodwinds, but particularly the Baritone Saxophone, on which he has one of the most distinctive sounds in jazz. We hope you enjoy our broadcast of Bluiett’s work this coming Monday and Tuesday.