Label: Limited Edition - LDR 3439 • Format: CD Album, Unofficial Release • Country: Russia • Genre: Jazz • Style: Big Band, Contemporary Jazz
Charlie Haden brings another incarnation of his Liberation Music Orchestra to tape. This intermittent project began at the height of the Vietnam War in and was recorded for Impulse. Carla Bley has been the only constant member of this project.
She plays piano and does the arranging of these eight tunes. The music is a lively and diverse set of covers, except for the title track -- composed by Haden -- and "Blue Anthem" by Bley. The seamlessness with which Bley melds her aesthetic to Haden 's is remarkable.
The tone and timbre is warm throughout. The hinge piece of the album is the nearlyminute "American the Beautiful" that contains a wondrous, stately, Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles - Abbey Road somewhat dissonant, read of Samuel Ward 's famous tune, bursts into post-bop before a fine solo by Zenonand then slips into Gary McFarland 's jazz opus by the same name.
The tune travels -- with solos by virtually everyone -- then to the African-American gospel church where it stops at "Lift Every Voice and Sing" by James Pietà Signor - Michele L.
Straniero - Coi Comforts Della Religione Johnson, and winds up at a cross between the original tune and Ornette Coleman 's elegiac slipstream dream anthem "Skies of America" before returning full circle to the original theme.
The Liberation Music Orchestra goes even deeper into the national consciousness with a bluesy, New Orleans brass band-inspired version of "Amazing Grace. The set ends with the adagio from Samuel Barber 's "Adagio for Strings. This is a beautiful album, one that makes a case for vision, creativity, and concern. Not in Our Name pulls together a wide range of aesthetic possibilities that all reflect the American consciousness and simultaneously mourns the passage of it while resisting with a vengeance that nadir.
While a jazz recording, this album crosses the boundaries of the This Is Not America - Charlie Haden - Liberation Music Orchestra - Not In Our Name and becomes a new world music, a new folk music: one to be celebrated, perhaps even cherished.
Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date August 30, Genre Jazz. Recording Date July 19, - July 22, Track Listing. Not in Our Name. Charlie Haden. This Is Not America.
Blue Anthem. Carla Bley. Amazing Grace. Bill Frisell. Adagio From Adagio for Strings. Samuel Barber. Not in Our Name Charlie Haden. Spotify Amazon. Blue Anthem Carla Bley. Throughout Bill Frisell.
Interrompue - Philippe Boesmans - Attitudes / Extases, Soul N Peppa - Bulldose - Modern Stalking, In For The Night - The Allman Brothers Band - The Allman Brothers Band 3-4, Ami - Nuance - Ami, Give It Up - Various - Forever Party