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October 10, 2019

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Robert Hurst

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Born in Detroit on October 4, 1964, Hurst has enjoyed a exemplary career for the past 30 years, and is a highly respected composer, electric and acoustic bassist, educator, and recording artist.

 

He has been one of the most sought-after bassists by talented musicians from around the world, including as Paul McCartney, Charles Lloyd, Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Dave Brubeck, Terrence Blanchard, Tony Williams, Nicholas Payton, Sting, Carl Allen, the legendary Pharaoh Sanders, Barbara Streisand, Willie Nelson, Yo Yo Ma, Ravi Coltrane, and others. He was also a member of The Tonight Show Band.

 

 

Robert Hurst currently serves as Associate Professor of Music, with Tenure, and the Director of Small Jazz Ensembles in the Department of Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation at the University of Michigan’s School of Music.

 

 

Robert Hurst has performed on over 150 diverse and critically acclaimed recordings. A select group of these productions have garnered him performances yielding seven GRAMMY® Awards.

He is also a major recording artist having recorded more than seven albums as a leader and 80 as a sideman.

 

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Yusef Abdul Lateef (born William Emanuel Huddleston; (October 9, 1920 – December 23, 2013) was a Jazz multi-instrumentalist, composer and prominent member of the Ahmadiyva Muslim Community following his conversion to Islam in 1950, becoming one of the first Jazz artists to do so.

 

 

Although his main instruments were the tenor saxophone and flute, he also played the oboe and bassoon, which was quite out of the ordinary for Jazz artists to play. He was also one of the first musicians to play an assortment of instruments from many cultures including the bamboo flute, shanai, and koto. He also blended styles such as fusing Jazz with Middle Eastern and Asian music. Peter Keepnews of the New York Times wrote that Lateef “played world music before world music had a name.”

 

 

Mr. Lateef wrote several books including a collection of short stories and a novella. He also wrote his autobiography The Gentle Giant, written in collaboration with award-winning Detroit writer, Herb Boyd.

 

 

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He attended Wayne State University in the 1950s. During that period, he was a leading figure of the famous Detroit Jazz scene although he was uncomfortable with the term “Jazz” and coined the word “autophysiopsychic” to describe music that comes from the physical, mental and spiritual self. The National Endowment for the Arts made him an American Jazz Master in 2010.

 

 

Excerpts: From his website: YusefLateef.com

Yusef Lateef introduced delightful new sounds and blends of tone colors to audiences all over the world, and he incorporated the sounds of many countries into his own music.

As a result, he is considered a pioneer in what is known today as “world music.”

As a composer, Yusef Lateef compiled a catalogue of works not only for the quartets and quintets he led, but for symphony and chamber orchestras, stage bands, small ensembles, vocalists, choruses, and various solo instrumental compositions.

 

 

 

 

Detroit Public Radio mainstay, Judy Adams, is a trained pianist, composer and musicologist who hosts a Jazz and contemporary music show on CJAM 99.1FM and guest hosts on WRCJ 90.9FM.

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