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Celebrating the Life of Hamiet Bluiett

Hamiet Bluiett died at his home in Brooklyn, IL on October 4, 2018.

A central figure in jazz, primarily as a member of the renowned World Saxophone Quartet, Mr. Bluiett (whose name is pronounced HAM-ee-et BLUE-it) married a dazzling physical command of the instrument with a passion for the full scope of the blues tradition. With an astonishing five-octave range, he could leap into registers that had been thought inaccessible on the baritone.

Read the rest of the NY Times obituary HERE.

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