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OLIVER LAKE SESSIONOGRAPHY: 1980-1989  
1980   
James Blood Ulmer
ARE YOU GLAD TO BE IN AMERICA?

Artists House 13 (LP - 1980); Rough Trade 16 (LP - 1980); DIW 400 (CD - 1995)
Rec. Jan 17, 1980

James "Blood" Ulmer (g), David Murray (ts), Oliver Lake (as), Olu Dara (tp), William Patterson (rh g 4), Amin Ali (el b), Ronald Shannon Jackson (d), G. Calvin Weston (d)

1. Layout (Ulmer) (4:59)
2. Pressure (Ulmer) (3:58)
3. Interview (Ulmer) (3:34)
4. Jazz Is The Teacher (Funk Is The Preacher) (Ulmer) (4:02)
5. See-Through (Ulmer) (3:43)
6. Time Out (Ulmer) (5:20)
7. T.V. Blues (Ulmer) (4:30)
8. Light Eyed (Ulmer) (4:18)
9. Revelation March (Ulmer) (3:16)
10. Are You Glad To Be In America? (Ulmer) (4:33)


World Saxophone Quartet
W.S.Q.

Black Saint BSR 0046 (LP - 1981; CD)
Recorded March 1980 at Sound Heights Studio, Brooklyn, NY

Hamiet Bluiett (bs, acl), Julius Hemphill (as, ts), Oliver Lake (as, ts, ss), David Murray (ts, bcl)

1. Sundance (Bluiett) 2:38
2. Plain Song (Hemphill) 4:19
3. Connections (Hemphill) 8:06
4. W. S. Q. (Lake) 5:15
5. Pillars Latino (Hemphill) 5:19
6. Suite Music: (Bluiett) 5:24
    The Key
    Ballad of Eddie Jefferson
    Pam- Maw
    Hattie Wall
7. Sound Light (Lake) 5:35
8. Fast Life (Murray) 2:59 


World Saxophone Quartet
REVUE

Black Saint BSR 0056 (LP - 1985; CD)
Recorded October 14, 1980

Hamiet Bluiett (bs, acl), Julius Hemphill (as, ss, fl), Oliver Lake (as, ts, ss, fl), David Murray (ts, bcl)

1. Revue (Hemphill) 8:00
2. Affairs of The Heart (Hemphill) 5:40
3. Slide (Hemphill) 3:41
4. Little Samba (Hemphill) 5:26
5. I Heard That (Bluiett) 3:23
6. Hymn For The Old Year (Lake) 4:24
7. Ming (Murray) 4:21
8. David's Tune (Murray) 8:15
9. Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church (Bluiett) 1:03 


1981  
World Saxophone Quartet
LIVE IN ZURICH

Black Saint BSR 0077 (LP - 1984; CD)
Recorded live November 6, 1981 at the Jazz Festival, Zurich

Hamiet Bluiett (bs, afl, acl), Julius Hemphill (as, ss, fl), Oliver Lake (as, ts, ss, fl), David Murray (ts, bcl)

1. Hattie Wall (Bluiett) 1:40
2. Funny Paper (Hemphill) 4:45
3. Touchic (Hemphill) 5:21
4. My First Winter (Hemphill) 6:54
5. Bordertown (Hemphill) 7:30
6. Steppin' (Hemphill) 7:15
7. Stick (Hemphill) 5:18
8. Hattie Wall (Bluiett) 1:30 


1982 
1983   
1984   
1985 
World Saxophone Quartet

LIVE AT BROOKLYN ACADEMY OF MUSIC

Black Saint 0096 (LP - 1986; CD - 1986)
Recorded December 6 & 7, 1985 live at Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY

Julius Hemphill (as, ss), Oliver Lake (as, ss), David Murray (ts, bcl), Hamiet Bluiett (bs, ac)

1. One/Waltz Time (Hemphill) 3:51
2. Great Peace (Murray) 14:58
3. Kind'a Up (Lake) 3:50
4. Paper Works (Bluiett) 8:07
5. Open Air (for Tommy) (Hemphill) 10:14
6. Georgia Blue (Hemphill) 6:35


1986 
World Saxophone Quartet

WORLD SAXOPHONE QUARTET PLAYS THE MUSIC OF DUKE ELLINGTON

Nonesuch 979 137 (CD - 1986)
Recorded April 1986 at RCA Studios, NYC

Julius Hemphill (as), Oliver Lake (as), David Murray (ts), Hamiet Bluiett (bs)

1. Take The "A" Train (Billy Strayhorn) 1:33
2. Lush Life (Billy Strayhorn) 6:30
3. Prelude To A Kiss (Duke Ellington) 2:43
4. Sophisticated Lady (Duke Ellington) 4:41
5. I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart (Duke Ellington) 6:02
6. Come Sunday (Duke Ellington) 7:36
7. In A Sentimental Mood (Duke Ellington) 5:16
8. Take The "A" Train (Billy Strayhorn) 4:55


1987 
World Saxophone Quartet

DANCES AND BALLADS

Elektra/Nonesuch 979 164-2 (CD - 1987)
Recorded April 1987 at RCA Studio A, NYC

Julius Hemphill (as, fl 2, ss 3, 7), Oliver Lake (as, ss 3, 7), David Murray (ts, bcl 9), Hamiett Bluiett (bcl, acl 2, 9)

1. Sweet D. (Hemphill) 6:26
2. For Lester (Murray) 4:12
3. Belly Up (Lake) 6:46
4. Cool Red (Hemphill) 5:03
5. Hattie Wall (Bluiett) 3:58
6. Adjacent (Lake) 4:42
7. West African Snap (Lake) 3:31
8. Full, Deep, and Mellow (Bluiett) 3:08
9. Dance Until Dawn (for Little Anthony) (Murray) 7:12
10. Fast Life (Murray) 3:01


1988

World Saxophone Quartet
RHYTHM AND BLUES

Elektra/Musician 960 864-2 (CD - 1989)
Recorded November 1988 at RCA Studios, NYC

Julius Hemphill (as), Oliver Lake (as, ss 2), David Murray (ts, bcl 8), Hamiett Bluiett (bs, acl 8)

1. For The Love of Money (Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff) 4:!3
2. Let;s Get It On (ed Townsend) 5:33
3. I Heard That (Bluiett) 4:48
4. Loopology (Hemphill) 3:09
5. (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay (Otis Redding, Steve Cropper) 4:30
6. Messin' With The Kid (Mel London) 4:05
7. Try A Little Tenderness (Jimmy Campbell, Harry Woods, Reg Connelly) 6:30
8. Nemesis (Bluiett) 3:01


1989 
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