:::Not In Our Name:::

Posted: Thursday, 25 September 2008 by jazzlover in Etykiety:

Charlie Haden brings back yet another incarnation of his Liberation Music Orchestra to tape. This intermittent project began at the height of the Vietnam War in 1969 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. Other members include trumpeter Michael Rodriguez, Curtis Fowlkes on trombone, guitarist Steve Cardenas, drummer Matt Wilson, Miguel Zenon on alto, Chris Cheek on the tenor horn, Joe Daley playing tuba, and Ahnee Sharon Freeman playing French horn. 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 reggae-fueled "This Is Not America" -- written by Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays, and David Bowie -- dryly quotes from "Battle Hymn of the Republic" at its end. The hinge piece of the album is the nearly-17-minute "American the Beautiful" that contains a wondrous, stately, if somewhat dissonant, read of Samuel Ward's famous tune, bursts into post-bop before a fine solo by Zenon, and 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 Weldon 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." Then they dig into the gorgeous "Goin' Home," Antonin Dvorak's largo theme from the New World Symphony -- with jazz liberties taken, of course. The set ends with the adagio from Samuel Barber's "Adagio for Strings." Again, Bley's arrangement is stunning, understated, and finessed, yet full of dynamic reach. 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 genre and becomes a new world music, a new folk music: one to be celebrated, perhaps even cherished.
:::By Thom Jurek:::

Charlie Haden Liberation Music Orchestra - Not In Our Name (2005)

1. Not In Our Name (6:19) Written-By - Charlie Haden
2. This Is Not America (6:39) Written-By - David Bowie , Lyle Mays , Pat Metheny
3. Blue Anthem (7:49) Written-By - Carla Bley

America The Beautiful (Medley) (16:54)
4A. America The Beautiful Written-By - Gary McFarland , Augustus Ward*
4B. Lift Every Voice And Sing Written-By - Weldon Johnson*
4C. Skies Of America Written-By - Ornette Coleman -
5. Amazing Grace (7:12) Written-By - John Newton (2)
6. Goin' Home (From The Largo Of The New World Symphony) (7:49) Written-By - Antonín Dvořák
7. Throughout (8:55) Written-By - Bill Frisell
8. Adagio (The Adagio For Strings) (7:25) Written-By - Samuel Barber

Bass - Charlie Haden
Drums - Matt Wilson
Engineer [Assistant] - David Abbruzzese
Engineer [Assistant], Mixed By [Assistant] - Nicolas Baillard
Engineer, Mixed By - Gérard De Haro
Executive Producer - Daniel Richard
French Horn - Ahnee Sharon Freeman
Guitar - Steve Cardenas
Mastered By - Thomas Verdeaux
Other [Art Director] - Patrice Beauséjour
Photography - Thomas Dorn
Piano - Carla Bley
Producer - Charlie Haden , Ruth Cameron
Producer, Arranged By, Conductor - Carla Bley
Saxophone [Alto] - Miguel Zenon
Saxophone [Tenor] - Chris Cheek , Tony Malaby
Trombone - Curtis Fowlkes
Trumpet - Michael Rodriguez , Seneca Black
Tuba - Joe Daley

Recorded July 19-22, 2004 at Studio Forum Music Village, Rome Italy. Mixed July 27-29, 2004 and mastered October 22, 2004 at Studio La Buissonne, Pernes Les Fontaines, France.

3 komentarze:

  1. j. says:

    hey thanx a lot 4 this. awesome

  1. jazzlover says:

    Pleasure! Dude. Thank for visiting my blog.