Live at Brooklyn Academy of Music

Live at Brooklyn Academy of Music is a live album by the jazz group the World Saxophone Quartet released on the Italian Black Saint label.

Live at Brooklyn Academy of Music
Live album by
RecordedDecember 6–7, 1985
LabelBlack Saint
World Saxophone Quartet chronology
Live in Zurich
Live at Brooklyn Academy of Music
World Saxophone Quartet Plays Duke Ellington

The album features live performances by Hamiet Bluiett, Julius Hemphill, Oliver Lake and David Murray recorded at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York City on December 6–7, 1985.


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars, stating, "Of their six originals, it is as usual the three Hemphill contributions that are most memorable.".[1]

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Track listing

  1. "One/Waltz/Time" (Hemphill) - 3:51
  2. "Great Peace" (Murray) - 14:58
  3. "Kinda' Up" (Lake) - 3:50
  4. "Paper Works" (Bluiett) - 8:07
  5. "Open Air (For Tommy)" (Hemphill) - 10:14
  6. "Georgia Blue" (Hemphill) - 6:35



  1. Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed July 19, 2011
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