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Hamiet Bluiett

Primary Instrument: Sax, baritone

Born: September 16, 1940    

Hamiet Bluiett

The finest baritone saxophonist of the 1970s and beyond, Hamiet Bluiett has demonstrated a huge, impressive sound, superb technique, and a mastery of his horn in every register. In his solos, he can provide an array of tonal colors and harmonic options. A first-rate free player who's as proficient on standards as in blues, Bluiett has played in many excellent groups, has led his own bands, and has been featured on numerous magnificent recordings.

Bluiett took music lessons from his aunt, who was a choral director, and started on clarinet at age nine. In late adolescence, he attended Southern University, where he studied clarinet and flute. Following a stint in the navy, Bluiett moved to St. Louis in the mid- '60s. He played with Lester and Joseph Bowie, Charles “Bobo” Shaw, Julius Hemphill and Oliver Lake. He also founded the BAG (Black Artists Group), the St. Louis equivalent of Chicago's Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM)....
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  • The Calling

    Soul Note
    2001
    BUY
  • Join Us

    Soul Note
    1999
    BUY
  • Saying Something For All

    Soul Note
    1998
    BUY
  • Same Space

    Soul Note
    1998
    BUY
  • Live At The Village Vanguard: Ballads And Blues

    Soul Note
    1997
    BUY
  • Live At Carlos 1

    Soul Note
    1997
    BUY
  • Im/possible To Keep

    Soul Note
    1996
    BUY
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