Political Blues

Political Blues is an album by the jazz group the World Saxophone Quartet released by the Canadian Justin Time label. The album features performances by Hamiet Bluiett, Jaleel Shaw, Oliver Lake and David Murray, with guests Craig Harris, Lee Pearson, Jeremy Pelt, James "Blood" Ulmer and Jamaaladeen Tacuma (who also produced the album).

Political Blues
Studio album by
RecordedJanuary, 2006
LabelJustin Time
ProducerJamaaladeen Tacuma
World Saxophone Quartet chronology
Political Blues
Yes We Can


The Allmusic review by Alex Henderson awarded the album 4 stars, stating, "Political Blues' mixture of jazz, blues and funk is mildly avant-garde, but it isn't radically avant-garde -- and those who have admired WSQ's spirit of adventure will be happy to know that the saxophonists are still taking chances even at their most accessible. ".[1]

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Track listing

  1. "Political Blues" (Murray) - 9:04
  2. "Hal's Blues" (Murray) - 2:54
  3. "Mannish Boy" (Morganfield) - 7:26
  4. "Let's Have Some Fun" (Lake) - 7:23
  5. "Amazin' Disgrace" (Bluiett) - 5:55
  6. "Bluocracy, Part 1" (Harris) - 5:03
  7. "Bluocracy, Part 2" (Harris) - 2:21
  8. "Bluocracy, Part 3" (Harris) - 3:44
  9. "Blue Diamond" (Pearson, Tacuma) - 4:41
  10. "Harlem" (Harris) - 7:27
  11. "Spy on Me Blues" (Lake) - 5:54



  1. Henderson, A. accessed April 25, 2019
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