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Plays Liberation Music Orchestra
guest Gianluca Petrella
Prato 2020 [no label, 2CD]

Met Jazz 2020. Teatro Metastasio, Prato, Italy; February 3, 2020. Very good FM-audience matrix.

Thanks to ipietri and rdwm (matrixed) for sharing the show at Dime.

ipietri noted:

This is a matrix of my recording and the FM broadcast. The broadcast does not cover the entire concert, missing last six minutes.

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In 1971, while on tour with the Ornette Coleman Quartet in Portugal (at the time under a fascist dictatorship), bassist Charlie Haden dedicated a performance of his “Song for Che” to the anticolonialist revolutionaries in the Portuguese colonies of Mozambique, Angola, and Guinea. The following day, he was detained at Lisbon Airport, jailed, and interrogated by the DGS, the Portuguese secret police. He was only released after Ornette Coleman and others complained to the American cultural attaché, and he was later interviewed in the United States by the FBI about his choice of dedication.

Haden decided to form the Liberation Music Orchestra at the height of the Vietnam War, out of his frustration that so much of the government’s energy was spent on the war (in which there were many fatalities), while so many internal problems in the United States (such as poverty, civil rights, mental illness, drug addiction, and unemployment), were neglected. [The self-titled Liberation Music Orchestra album was released in 1969.]

Haden’s goal was to use the LMO to amplify unheard voices of oppressed people. He wanted to express his solidarity with progressive political movements from around the world by performing music that made a statement about how to initiate and celebrate liberating change. The LMO’s 1982 album, The Ballad of the Fallen, on ECM commented again on the Spanish Civil War as well as the United States involvement in Latin America.

The LMO toured extensively throughout the 1980s and 1990s. In 1990, the orchestra returned with Dream Keeper, inspired by a poem of Langston Hughes, and which also drew on American gospel music and South African music to comment on racism in the US and apartheid in South Africa. The album featured choral contributions from the Oakland Youth Chorus. In 2005, Haden released the fourth Liberation Music Orchestra album Not in Our Name, a protest against the US invasion and occupation of Iraq. - wikipedia

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Original artwork by unclewolfi - Thanks!

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(mpeg1 layer 2/256 kbps) [radio station - oe1]
source #2 : Sennheiser Ambeo > iPhone SE > 2448
rdwm recording

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Disc 1
Track 101. Introduction (Carla Bley) 1:11
Track 102. Einheitsfrontlied [Song Of The United Front] (Hans Eisler) 1:51
Track 103. El Quinto Regimiento (trad, arr - Carla Bley) 5:54
Track 104. Song For Che (Charlie Haden) 4:53
Track 105. Einheitsfrontlied [Song Of The United Front] (Hans Eisler) 2:56
Track 106. The Ballad Of The Fallen (trad, arr - Carla Bley) 5:18
Track 107. Silence (Charlie Haden) 4:31
Track 108. La Pasionaria (Charlie Haden) 10:11
Track 109. El Pueblo Unido, Jamas Sera Vencido (Sergio Ortega) 5:55
43 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Dream Keeper (Langston Hughes-Carla Bley) 1:05
Track 202. Rabo De Nube (Silvio Rodriguez) 6:43
Track 203. Sandino (Charlie Haden) 7:35
Track 204. Not In Our Name (Charlie Haden) 7:21
Track 205. Amazing Grace (trad, John Newton) 3:38
Track 206. Goin’ Home (Antonin Dvorak, arr - Carla Bley) 1:16
Track 207. This Is Not America (Pat Metheny, David Bowie, Lyle Mays) 9:18
Track 208. Utviklingssang (Carla Bley) 8:42
46 mins

Gianluca Petrella - tb, electr
Martini Big Band
Michele Corcella - dir
Cristiano Arcelli - as, ss, fl
Federico Califano - as
Barend Middelhoff - ts
Francesco Milone - bs
Cosimo Gallone - cl
Massimo Greco, Giovanni Tamburini, Ssalvatore Crepanzano - tp
Federico Pierantoni, Torenzo Manfredini - tb
Saverio Zura - g
Pierpaolo Zenni - p
Daniele Marrone - b
Andrea Ventura - dr
Carmen Ferrante, Ada Flocco, Roberta Genna, Jacopo Bertini - voc

Produzione MetJazz
e Conservatorio GB Martini di Bologna
in collaborazione con Musicus Concentus

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  1. 8 Responses to “JAZZ ON SUNDAY: MARTINI BIG BAND - ITALY 2020”

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