20 April 2013

Hamiet Bluiett-Endangered species,1976



All i can say is that this music has some primal atavistic soul  searching quality ,which challenges and ultimately offends the dull mediocre stultifying formalism &/conservatism of our era shaped as it is by a cold heartless, bloodless consumer consensus global economy.

One could quite happily reside in the vacuum .of this music... the drag is having to snap out of such deep dream listening states , and be jolted back to a harsh unyielding reality of alienation, imminent decay and  collapse.
This album has just that inexplicable shamanic power. all misanthropic repulsion aside....its so joyously alive...and vulnerable.

Hamiet Bluiett , is a faith healer of sorts ,who purveys an aural balm , which will in large enough doses sensitize one to the injustice of being trapped in an ever encroaching nightmare , and who therefore deserves support.

(click on the back cover for the line up and other info).... its a great band with Olu Dara , and Phillip Wilson.. in great form.
Some of the best records of Bluiett's in print can be bought from Cam Jazz who own the black saint catalog, they are selling them as both downloads and physical cds.
Jazz based Music of the late 70's doesnt get much better than Resolution or dangerously Suite


28 comments:

SOTISE said...

Flac and Pics
https://mega.co.nz/#!lNFUTJpS!bcVYdlOR0EVOnMSPktJP8G73dBltRSJXDQc0INc-o3w

Nick said...

Thanks Sotise

øשlqæda said...

thx sotise. knew twas u from thy sunshiney scribing swag. much ♥ from wine cuntree

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure why but I never bought this when it came out, or any of the many times I came across it over the years. That ends tonight! Many thanks for this.

-Brian

glmlr said...

Sotise: What substance guided you to write THAT little intro?!

SOTISE said...

i should have stuck to the warmth of its deep raw earthen wallop.

sasha said...

Dear Sotise, Drawing the community's attention to this gem is most welcome..Agree with the sentiment in your intro..May I put in a humble request: That an alternative to mega.co might also be included here?? Some servers don't readily host mega.co..An RS link would be grand (but any will do if possible)..Many thanks for all your efforts here at I.S..Very much appreciated.

glmlr said...


Reminds me of an interview with Dave Liebman I once read, in which he said that he was amazed by all the florid stuff that gets written about his music, notably by the French. “All I do is play a sax”, he said.

SOTISE said...

Sasha , RS is out of the question from my point of view.
Perhaps one of our readers will help out, i have had problems with zippyshare , thats why ive been using mega.

lev said...

Thank you so much for the great posting, Sotise.
Could anybody help with re-up to RS, please? Thanks in advance

Nargile57 said...

Thanks very much for these wonderful sounds :)

sasha said...

No problem Sotise..Totally appreciate the hassle some folk find with RS..Can anyone help with a link other than mega?? Re: glmlr's comment: Yea I get that completely..D Liebman has many times struck me in the head but rarely in the heart..It dosen't suprise me to hear him say that..What did J Coltrane say when asked what his music,if anything, meant?? 'Over all, I think the main thing a musician would like to do is give a picture to the listener of the many wonderful things that he knows of and senses in the universe. . . That’s what I would like to do. I think that’s one of the greatest things you can do in life and we all try to do it in some way. The musician’s is through his music.' I never got the impression listening to his music that D Liebman was showing me anything but technical expertise (of which he has a hellva lot)..Judging from that comment you quote it sounds like he'd agree!

kinabalu said...

It's all in the ear of the behearer (if you ask me) ...

SOTISE said...

theres so much more to music , than technical expertise,i'm with sasha, i dont listen to music , to hear feats of athleticism, unfortunately that's all i hear in some jazz all surface no soul , i'm not interested in how much mastery a player has.... that in itself is meaningless to the listener..
and to be frank, Liebman, has seldom if ever moved me...

Anonymous said...

People were saying the same bout A.Braxton. soul-less ,mechanical etc
some, i for one agree!!

SOTISE said...

Braxton, Soulless!/???, Anon Get the Fuck out and don't come back ,only kidding but seriously maybe your preconceptions based on what you've read get in the way.

SOTISE said...

Also , im not saying Liebman is Souless , just that he doesnt move me much.

RickB said...

Strange, I can't get Mega to work either. It says Downloading, but to where? It stops at 87% each time. Bummer. Thanks, anyway. Appreciate your knowledge and collection!

RickB said...

PS. I understand how Mega works now. Also it prefers Google Chrome. I used Chrome and it downloaded fine.

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I give up. I can't figure out how to use Mega at all, and I object to being forced to use Chrome.

Anonymous said...

Hmm. Since my claim that I couldn't use Mega, it downloaded the file anyway. Not sure how I managed that. Weird.

-Otto- said...

I keep my fingers crossed that someone has mercy and mirrors this for all those who use an operating system that is incompatible with the latest flash player that mega requires. Thanks for the post, sotise!

dee es said...

Rainy weather brought me back to this one today. It's a beautiful album! Thanks for posting it, and the other Bluiett offerings.

-Otto- said...

Any chance a non-mega mirror could be added? TIA

Nick said...

Rapidshare

Nick said...

1f

-Otto- said...

Thank you, sotise, for this fine rip, and thanks to Nick for providing the mirrors!

Anonymous said...

any chance of a re-up ?