Roots (Slide Hampton album)

Roots is an album by American trombonist, composer and arranger Slide Hampton recorded in 1985 and released on the Dutch Criss Cross Jazz label.[1][2]

Studio album by
Slide Hampton Quintet featuring Clifford Jordan
RecordedApril 17, 1985
Studio 44, Monster, Netherlands
LabelCriss Cross Jazz Criss 1015
ProducerGerry Teekens
Slide Hampton chronology
Cees Slinger-Slide Hampton Quintet in Concert
Dedicated to Diz


Professional ratings
Review scores

Allmusic awarded the album 4½ stars recognising it as "A tremendous 1985 quintet session with trombonist Slide Hampton heading a distinguished group and nicely teaming with tenor saxophonist Clifford Jordan in a first-rate hard bop front line". [3]

Track listing

  1. "Precipice" (Clifford Jordan) - 10:25
  2. "Solar" (Miles Davis) - 11:30
  3. "Roots" (Slide Hampton) - 8:25
  4. "Maple Street" (Cedar Walton) - 9:24
  5. "My Old Flame" (Arthur Johnston, Sam Coslow) - 10:40 Bonus track on CD
  6. "Just in Time" (Jule Styne, Betty Comden, Adolph Green) - 4:11 Bonus track on CD
  7. "Precipice" [alternate take] (Jordan) - 10:22 Bonus track on CD
  8. "Barbados" (Charlie Parker) - 5:17 Bonus track on CD



  1. Slide Hampton discography accessed October 29, 2015
  2. Criss Cross Jazz website accessed October 29, 2015
  3. Wynn, Ron. Roots – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved October 29, 2015.
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