The last Liberation Music Orchestra effort from the great Charlie Haden
– offered up here in a set that brings together two live performances from a time when he was still on the planet, plus three more songs by the group on their own – working under the guidance of longtime musical partner Carla Bley! The set begins with a beautiful reworking of Miles Davis' "Blue In Green" – redone here by Haden
and the group as a masterpiece of color and tone – and the record closes with a version of Haden
's "Song For The Whales", both recorded with Charlie
and the group in 2011. In between are three more new performances, post-Haden
– the beautiful titles "Time Life/
Silent Spring", and "Utviklingssang" – all of which really live up to that long legacy of amazing colors and tones that the group did so well. The two different slices of music come together beautifully, and make for a surprisingly unified set in the end.
(Small cutout hole through case.)