Julius Hemphill: Five Chord Stud

In December 1993, “Black Saint” label released “Five Chord Stud”, the 14th Julius Hemphill album. It was recorded November 18 and 19, 1993, at “Sear Sound” in New York City and was produced by Julius Hemphill and Cynthia B, Herbst.


  • Julius Hemphill- conductor, composer
  • Tim Berne- alto saxophone
  • Marty Ehrlich- soprano and alto saxophone
  • Sam Furnace- soprano and alto saxophone
  • James Carter- tenor saxophone
  • Andrew White- tenor saxophone
  • Fred Ho- baritone saxophone
  • Bill Emmons – recording, engineer
  • Jon Rosenberg – recording, mixing
  • Gennaro Carone – mastering
  • Jeff Schlanger – cover art, design
  • Jurg Rehbein – photography
  • Bill Shoemaker – liner notes
  • Giovanni Bonandrini – executive producer

Track listing:

All tracks by Julius Hemphill

  1. Band Theme
  2. Critical
  3. Shorty
  4. Mirrors
  5. Five Chord Stud
  6. The Moat and the Bridge
  7. Georgia Blue
  8. Flush
  9. Spiritual Chairs

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