Julius Hemphill's "Dogon A.D."

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To quote JJ from last December : Did anybody here get a copy of Dogon A.D. when Tim Berne posted it at Screwgun on December 14th? I used to have this on vinyl and would really like to have it again, but I missed the window of opportunity at Screwgun (http://www.screwgunrecords.com).

A remarkable recording I heard years ago, mentioned by Ben Ratliff in his recent article on Hemphill in the Times.

Maury Martin (Maury Martin), Sunday, 12 November 2006 13:51 (thirteen years ago) link

I got it via Screwgun 'cause I wasn't sure I still had my vinyl copy, but the MP3s may now be lost due to a hard-drive failure. So try this; my wife, knowing nothing about this thread, just passed it along to me.

mark 0 (mark 0), Sunday, 12 November 2006 16:40 (thirteen years ago) link

This is one of my all time faves, along with Hard Blues. I wonder why this has never been reissued?

QuantumNoise (Justin Farrar), Sunday, 12 November 2006 17:18 (thirteen years ago) link

Good question. There are several BAG recordings that have never seen the light of CD day. Atavistic has rescued some Luther Thomas/Human Arts Ensemble recordings, but two others are obscure and vinyl: Under the Sun and Whisper of Dharma. Like Dogon, these are worth seeking out, but difficult to find.

Now that you have Dogon AD, try the Nothing Is blog for some other free jazz masterpieces.

J Arthur Rank (Quin Tillian), Monday, 13 November 2006 19:43 (thirteen years ago) link

this album is excellent.

hstencil (hstencil), Monday, 13 November 2006 20:04 (thirteen years ago) link

I've been wanted to hear that Nommo record for quite some time. (Linked to above). It's as good as I'd hoped.

And yes, Dogon AD (is there a thread on this one already?) is utterly fantastic and awesome.

mcd (mcd), Tuesday, 14 November 2006 21:05 (thirteen years ago) link

nommo is great, yeah. listened to that the other night.

hstencil (hstencil), Tuesday, 14 November 2006 21:39 (thirteen years ago) link

I loves me some Don Pullen.

It's the lazy and immoral way to become super hip. (Austin, Still), Tuesday, 14 November 2006 22:09 (thirteen years ago) link

There's a Black Saint record with Don Pullen and Sam Rivers from 1975 (I think) that I really want to hear. He's great in the Mingus band (see at Carnegie Hall, though admittedly that particular show is stolen by Roland Kirk and Hamiett Bluiett).

mcd (mcd), Tuesday, 14 November 2006 22:23 (thirteen years ago) link

'nother place Pullen is great: the David Murray "Shakill's Warrior" discs

Stormy Davis (diamond), Tuesday, 14 November 2006 22:37 (thirteen years ago) link

i've been looking for this for a long time.

poortheatre (poortheatre), Wednesday, 15 November 2006 03:45 (thirteen years ago) link

Mosaic Select's three-disc Don Pullen box is a must own. Great, great stuff.

totph (Totph), Wednesday, 15 November 2006 16:07 (thirteen years ago) link

one year passes...

I want this album

sonderangerbot, Monday, 31 December 2007 02:03 (eleven years ago) link

Which one, sonderangerbot? The Hemphill? The Murray? The Pullen box? Capricorn Rising (Pullen + Sam Rivers)? I think I can help with some of those but not all of them.

Soren Kierkegaard Existential Light Orchestra, Monday, 31 December 2007 02:30 (eleven years ago) link

Actually I was first of all looking for "Dogon A.D.". Not very familiar with Hemphill but from what I've read that seems like a good introduction...

sonderangerbot, Monday, 31 December 2007 17:08 (eleven years ago) link

eleven years pass...

I bought Dogon A.D. when it was reissued on CD back in 2011. Now it's selling on Discogs for $60-plus.

Listening to Hemphill's Fat Man and the Hard Blues tonight - what an incredible record that is, too. He was a really unique talent.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Tuesday, 23 April 2019 01:15 (seven months ago) link

Jesus, even the reissue LP is $65-70.

the public eating of beans (Sparkle Motion), Tuesday, 23 April 2019 05:23 (seven months ago) link

hard blues is an incredible piece of music

marcos, Tuesday, 23 April 2019 10:47 (seven months ago) link

Isn't that on Coon Bidness? But recorded at the same time as Dogon AD?

Paul Ponzi, Tuesday, 23 April 2019 12:07 (seven months ago) link

Yeah, "Hard Blues" is on Coon Bid'ness, but when International Phonograph reissued Dogon A.D. they added it as a bonus track since it came from the same sessions.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Tuesday, 23 April 2019 13:20 (seven months ago) link

seven months pass...

incredible record

budo jeru, Sunday, 1 December 2019 14:39 (one week ago) link


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