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Roots (Slide Hampton album)

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Released  1985
Producer  Gerry Teekens
Genre  Jazz
Length  70:14
Release date  1985
Recorded  April 17, 1985 Studio 44, Monster, Netherlands
Label  Criss Cross Jazz Criss 1015
Roots (1985)  Dedicated to Diz (1993)
Artists  Slide Hampton, Clifford Jordan
Similar  Slide Hampton albums, Jazz albums

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



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".

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


  • Slide Hampton - trombone, arranger
  • Clifford Jordan - tenor saxophone
  • Cedar Walton - piano
  • David Williams - bass
  • Billy Higgins - drums
  • References

    Roots (Slide Hampton album) Wikipedia

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