Coon Bid'ness

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Coon Bid'ness
Studio album by Julius Hemphill
Released 1972
Genre Jazz, Avant-garde jazz
Length 42:36
Label Freedom Records
Julius Hemphill chronology
Dogon A.D.
(1972)
Coon Bid'ness
(1975)
Live in New York
(1976)

Coon Bid'ness is an album released by Julius Hemphill in 1975 featuring performances by Hemphill, Baikida Carroll, Abdul Wadud, Phillip Wilson, Arthur Blythe, Barry Altschul and Daniel Zebulon. The final track, "The Hard Blues," was recorded at the same recording session as Hemphill's debut album Dogon A.D..

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars stating "The music throughout is quite avant-garde but differs from the high-energy jams of the 1960s due to its emphasis on building improvisations as a logical outgrowth from advanced compositions. It's well worth several listens.".[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Julius Hemphill

  1. "Reflections" – 2:30
  2. "Lyric" – 7:24
  3. "Skin, No. 1" – 10:07
  4. "Skin, No. 2" – 2:28
  5. "Hard Blues" – 20:07

Personnel[edit]

Tracks 1-4:

Track 5:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed July 12, 2011