Gerry Hemingway

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Gerry Hemingway, Moers Festival 2007

Gerry Hemingway (b. New Haven, Connecticut, 1955) is an American jazz composer and percussionist.[1]

Hemingway was a member of the Anthony Braxton quartet from 1983 to 1994.[2] He has also performed with Ernst Reijseger, Anthony Davis, Earl Howard, Leo Smith, George Lewis, Ray Anderson, Mark Helias, Reggie Workman, Michael Moore, Oliver Lake, Marilyn Crispell, Christy Doran, John Wolf Brennan, Don Byron, Cecil Taylor, and Cuong Vu.

He received a Guggenheim Fellowship for his work in music composition in 2000,[3] and was a student of Alan Dawson. He is a graduate of Foote School in New Haven. Hemingway appears on over 100 recordings, on labels including Auricle, Clean Feed, Enja, hatArt, Palmetto, Random Acoustics, and Tzadik.


As leader[edit]

Gerry Hemingway

  • Kwambe (Auricle, 1979)
  • Solo Works (Auricle, 1982)
  • Tub Works (Sound Aspects, 1988)
  • Electro-Acoustic Solo Works (1984–95) (Random Acoustics, 1996)
  • Acoustic Solo Works (1983–94) (Random Acoustics, 1996)
  • Chamber Works (Tzadik, 1999)
  • Songs (Between the Lines, 2002)

Gerry Hemingway Quintet

  • Outer Bridge Crossing (Sound Aspects, 1987)
  • Special Detail (hatArt, 1991)
  • Demon Chaser (hatArt, 1993)
  • Slamadam (Random Acoustics, 1995)
  • The Marmalade King (hatArt, 1995)
  • 'Perfect World (Random Acoustics, 1996)
  • Waltzes, Two–Steps & other Matters of the Heart (GM, 1999)
  • Double Blues Crossing (Between the Lines, 2002)
  • Riptide (Clean Feed, 2011)

Gerry Hemingway Quartet

  • Down to the Wire (hatArt, 1997)
  • Johnny's Corner Song (Auricle, 1998)
  • Devil's Paradise (Clean Feed, 1993)
  • The Whimbler (Clean Feed, 2005)

With Georg Gräewe, Ernst Reijseger

  • View from Points West (Music & Arts, 1991)
  • Saturn Cycle (Music & Arts, 1994)

As sideman[edit]

With Anthony Braxton

With Marilyn Crispell


  1. ^ Lynch, Dave. "Gerry Hemingway: Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 18 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Harms, Ted. "An Interview With Gerry Hemingway". Critical Studies in Improvisation. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Search Results". John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Retrieved 18 January 2011. 

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