Musicians talk about Hemphill

15 10 2007

For Duke Ellington, the pinnacle of praise was to describe a musician as “beyond category.” The late Texas-born saxophonist and composer Julius Hemphill, who came up through the worlds of R&B and jazz, merits the full measure of that Ellingtonian encomium. Read more.

For an article in yesterday’s Globe, jazz correspondent Kevin Lowenthal interviewed a number of the musicians performing this Thursday at After Hours about saxophonist Julius Hemphill’s legacy and impact. Click the link above to read more about what pianist Ursula Oppens and saxophonist Marty Ehrlich, both playing in the 7pm concert “Music of Julius Hemphill,” had to say. You’ll also get another perspective from saxophonist Russ Gershon, who will be playing live in the courtyard from 5-7pm.

Tickets to the 7pm concert are going fast, so act soon if you’re interested in hearing some of Hemphill’s music. The courtyard performance is included with After Hours admission.


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