Requiem for Julius

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Requiem for Julius
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Studio album by World Saxophone Quartet
Released 2000
Recorded 1999
Genre Jazz
Length 55:52
Label Justin Time
Producer Hamiet Bluiett
World Saxophone Quartet chronology
Requiem for Julius
25th Anniversary: The New Chapter
(2001)25th Anniversary: The New Chapter2001

Requiem for Julius is the seventeenth album by the jazz group the World Saxophone Quartet and their fifth on the Justin Time label. The album features performances by Hamiet Bluiett, John Purcell, Oliver Lake and David Murray and is dedicated to the band's founding member Julius Hemphill.


The Allmusic review by Michael G. Nastos awarded the album 4 stars, stating, "A long-overdue official farewell for Hemphill, Requiem for Julius not only harkens back to the sound of WSQ's initial recordings, but indicates that they have plenty of original music left in the tank.".[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Ebony" (DeJohnette) - 7:45
  2. "Free and Independent Thought" (Bluiett) - 3:01
  3. "All Praise" (Purcell) - 5:57
  4. "Requiem for Julius" (Murray) - 6:46
  5. "Le Sport Suite" (Lake) - 7:50
  6. "Hurricane Floyd" (Murray) - 10:46
  7. "Potato Vamp" (Lake) - 3:42
  8. "Tone Poem" (Lake) - 5:54
  9. "Blues" (Bluiett, Lake, Murray, Purcell) - 4:11



  1. ^ a b Nastos, M. Allmusic Review accessed July 19, 2011