Charlie Haden, "Not In Our Name", 2005

With a cover that directly references bassist Charlie Haden's first recording under his own name, 1969's LIBERATION MUSIC ORCHESTRA, this 2005 album features an updated version of the LMO ensemble. As on the earlier disc, the spirit here is one of peaceful protest; while the former outing was in reaction to the Vietnam War, this record takes the George W. Bush administration to task, especially regarding the war in Iraq. Pianist Carla Bley is the only returning member of the original LMO. As before, she proves to be a triple threat with her dexterous playing, intuitive conducting, and inventive arrangements. ~ Release

Arranger: Carla Bley. Personnel: Charlie Haden (bass instrument); Michael Rodriguez , Michael Rodriguez (trumpet); Steve Cardenas (guitar); Miguel Zenón (alto saxophone); Chris Cheek, Tony Malaby (tenor saxophone); Seneca Black (trumpet); Ahnee Sharon Freeman (French horn); Curtis Fowlkes (trombone); Joe Daley Trio (tuba); Carla Bley (piano); Matt Wilson (drums).

1 Not In Our Name (Haden) 6:21
2 This Is Not America (Bowie, Mays, Metheny) 6:39
3 Blue Anthem (Bley) 7:49
4 America the Beautiful (Medley) (Bates, Ward) 16:54
5 Amazing Grace (Newton, Traditional) 7:12
6 Goin' Home (from Dvorak's New World Sym.) 7:49
7 Throughout (Frisell) 8:55
8 Adagio (from Barber's Adagio For Strings) 7:20


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