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Jazz Musician of the Day: Hamiet Bluiett

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All About Jazz is celebrating Hamiet Bluiett's birthday today!

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...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... more

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