Haden, Charlie - The Ballad of the Fallen

SKU 28-ECM1248
Brilliant, beautifully musical and electrifyingly political work from Charlie Haden and the Liberation Music Ensemble, spurred on by the events in Central America under the Regan era. As it says on the back "No to U.S. intervention...our only crime is that we are poor - we are tired of so many bullets sent by Ronald Reagan". Highly recommmended.

"Bassist Charlie Haden reactivated the concept behind his late '60s Liberation Music Orchestra for this 1983 studio project, built around songs from the Spanish Civil War and other 20th century civil conflicts in the Spanish and Portuguese diaspora, including Chile and El Salvador. As arranged by Carla Bley (who, like Haden, also contributes originals), these 12-piece orchestrations showcase virtuoso players (including Dewey Redman, Michael Mantler, Paul Motian, and Jim Pepper)in luminous, restrained settings that capture both the dignity of the sources and the sorrow, anger, and pride elicited by their history. Even without its political subtext, The Ballad of the Fallen is a rich, elegiac marvel of large ensemble jazz."-Sam Sutherland
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