Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra Conducted by Carla Bley

Under the artistic direction of pianist-arranger and NEA Jazz Master Carla Bley, the 12-piece Liberation Music Orchestra celebrates the life and music of the late bassist-composer and NEA Jazz Master Charlie Haden (1937–2014). Formed in 1969, the original band was Haden’s vehicle for sociopolitical statements about the Vietnam War and the civil rights movement wrapped in folk, world music and avant-garde jazz. Haden’s inspiration for the Liberation Music Orchestra came from hearing songs from the Spanish Civil War.

From the grandiose sweep of Haden’s “Silence” to a poignant take on Ornette Coleman’s “Lonely Woman” to a reworking of David Bowie’s “This Is Not America,” a raucous reimagining of “America the Beautiful” and a tender reading of Antonin Dvorak’s “Goin’ Home” (from his New World Symphony) this ensemble under Bley’s direction is a must-see. Stellar solos and stirring arrangements prevail when the Liberation Music Orchestra takes the stage.

$28.00 - $38.00


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