Dogon A.D.

Dogon A.D.
Studio album by Julius Hemphill
Released 1972
Recorded February 1972; Archway Studios, St. Louis
Genre Avant-garde jazz
Label Freedom
Producer Julius Hemphill
Julius Hemphill chronology
Dogon A.D.
Coon Bid'ness

Dogon A.D. is an album by saxophonist Julius Hemphill originally released in 1972 on Hemphill's own Mbari Records, and later in 1977 on the Freedom label. The album was recorded in St. Louis, Missouri in February 1972. One track recorded at the same recording session, "The Hard Blues," was eventually released in 1975 on Hemphill's album Coon Bid'ness. It was reissued on CD in 2011 using the Arista reissue cover art and adding "The Hard Blues" from the Coon Bid'ness album as a bonus track.


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 5 stars stating "This historic album features four then-unknowns on three lengthy avant-garde explorations that were quite influential... This important music is better to be heard than described".[1]

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Track listing

Side One
  1. "Dogon A.D." -14:30
  2. "Rites" - 8:07
Side Two
  1. "The Painter" - 15:00
All compositions by Julius Hemphill



  1. 1 2 Yanow, Scott. "Allmusic Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 17 July 2012.
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