Ballad of the Fallen

The Ballad of the Fallen

by Charlie Haden
     
 
The second recording by Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra utilizes a few alumni (the bassist/leader, trumpeters Don Cherry and Mike Mantler, tenor saxophonist Dewey Redman, drummer Paul Motian and

Overview

The second recording by Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra utilizes a few alumni (the bassist/leader, trumpeters Don Cherry and Mike Mantler, tenor saxophonist Dewey Redman, drummer Paul Motian and pianist Carla Bley), along with other musicians who rose to prominence since the 1969 debut album (Jim Pepper and Steve Slagle on reeds, trombonist Gary Valante, guitarist Mick Goodrick, Sharon Freeman on French horn, and Jack Jeffers on tuba). As with the first set, the music mixes together some melodic but avant-garde explorations with revolutionary themes including songs from the Spanish Civil War, El Salvador, Portugal and Chile. "Too Late," a duet by Bley and Haden, serves as a change of pace. The music is quite credible and emotional, and has dated well.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/11/2000
Label:
Ecm Records
UPC:
0042281154621
catalogNumber:
811546
Rank:
5438

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Charlie Haden   Primary Artist,Bass,Track Performer
Carla Bley   Piano,Glockenspiel,Track Performer
Don Cherry   Pocket Trumpet
Michael Mantler   Trumpet
Jim Pepper   Flute,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Dewey Redman   Tenor Saxophone
Steve Slagle   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Sharon Freeman   French Horn
Mick Goodrick   Guitar
Jack Jeffers   Tuba
Paul Motian   Percussion,Drums
Steve Sagle   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Gary Valente   Trombone
Carla Cley   Piano,Glockenspiel

Technical Credits

Carla Bley   Arranger
Manfred Eicher   Producer
Charlie Haden   Liner Notes
Carla Cley   Arranger

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