Liberation Music Orchestra

Liberation Music Orchestra

by Charlie Haden & The Liberation Music OrchestraCharlie Haden & The Liberation Music Orchestra

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A fascinating reissue that comfortably straddles the lines of jazz, folk, and world music, working up a storm by way of a jazz protest album that points toward the Spanish Civil War in particular and the Vietnam War in passing. Haden leads the charge and contributes material, but the real star here may in fact be Carla Bley, who arranged numbers, wrote several, and contributed typically brilliant piano work. Also of particular note in a particularly talented crew is guitarist Sam Brown, the standout of "El Quinto Regimiento/Los Cuatro Generales/Viva la Quince Brigada," a 21-minute marathon. Reissue producer Michael Cuscuna has done his best with the mastering here, but listeners will note a roughness to the sound -- one that is in keeping with the album's tone and attitude.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/12/2016
Label: Impulse Records
UPC: 0600753630426
catalogNumber: 5363042


  1. The Introduction
  2. Song of the United Front
  3. El Quinto Regimiento
  4. The Ending to the First Side
  5. Song for Ché
  6. War Orphans
  7. The Interlude (Drinking Music)
  8. Circus '68 '69
  9. We Shall Overcome

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