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For his sixth album, first-call bassist Robert Hurst assembled several impressive players. At the core of this are players heard on his debut, Robert Hurst Presents: mentor Marcus Belgrave (trumpet/flugelhorn), onetime boss Branford Marsalis (tenor/soprano saxophone), and longtime rhythm section mate Jeff “Tain” Watts (drums). Robert Glasper (piano/Rhodes) had just started playing in Hurst’s trio at the time of this October 2001 session, which also features Adam Rudolph (percussion) and Bennie Maupin (multiple woodwinds). Hurst demonstrates his considerable compositional prowess on the album’s 10 pieces, including the evocative, three-part “Middle Passage Suite,” at nearly 22 minutes. The soaring “3 for Lawrence” features a searching arco solo by Hurst, and it’s fascinating to hear latter-day superstar bandleader Glasper’s empathetic comping on “Big Queen.”

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Biography

Born: October 4, 1964 in Detroit, MI

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

One of the most successful and well-known jazz bassists of his generation, Robert "Bob" Hurst is best recognized for his work with Branford and Wynton Marsalis, as well as his time with the Tonight Show Band. Born in Detroit, Hurst first started playing professionally with local Detroit musicians including trumpeter Marcus Belgrave, who hired the bassist at age 15. Hurst made his recording debut in 1985 with the self-titled release from the Blue Note Records young all-star ensemble Out of the Blue....
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Jazz, Music
  • Released: Mar 12, 2013

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