Monday, June 9, 2014

Gerry Hemingway Quintet - Special Detail (1990)

An ambitious, far-reaching mid-'80s session by drummer and percussionist Gerry Hemingway that features Don Byron playing a variety of saxophones in the period before he decided to concentrate on clarinet. Hemingway uses an unorthodox trombone/cello pairing instead of a pianist and buttresses each composition with sympathetic, careful rhythms. ~ Ron Wynn

Down Beat (11/91) {5 Stars - Excellent}: "..[the pieces] draw on a broad assortment of jazz and world traditions, improvisational and compositional methods...dizzying dynamic and conceptual shifts..."

Don Byron: clarinet, bass clarinet, baritone saxophone;
Wolter Wierbos: trombone;
Ernst Reijseger: cello;
Ed Schuller: bass;
Gerry Hemingway: drums.

1.  Endpiece 1     7:57
2.  Special Detail     19:14
3.  Third Scape     8:27
4.  Taffia     13:43
5.  Wooferlo, No. 2     11:30
6.  Beef 2     8:58

Recorded live at Alte Ravensberger Spinnerei Bielefeld, Germany on October 29-30, 1990.


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    1. New link -

      Gerry Hemingway - Special Detail (1990):

  2. All the Hemingway quintets, etc are great! Thanks, Uri!