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London Jazz Festival - Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra

Soweto Kinch presents a concert given at the 2016 EFG London Jazz Festival, in which Carla Bley directs Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra at Cadogan Hall.

Soweto Kinch presents the fifth Jazz Now concert from the 2016 EFG London Jazz Festival, with Carla Bley directing Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra at Cadogan Hall. As apposite in today's world as it was when Haden and Bley launched the Orchestra in 1969, inspired by life-affirming songs from the Spanish Civil War, and fired in protest against the war in Vietnam, this is music that celebrates the human spirit and the dignity of the individual. Crossing the boundaries of jazz into a new world music, a new folk music, Rolling Stone hailed Bley's arrangements as 'miracles of dynamics, rising and falling in volume and velocity'. The band includes soloists such as trombonist Curtis Fowlkes, saxophonists Tony Malaby and Chris Cheek, and trumpeter Michael Rodriguez.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Soweto Kinch

    The Healing

    • The Legend of Mike Smith.
    • Soweto Kinch Recordings.
    • 39.
  • Liberation Music Orchestra

    Blue and Green

  • Liberation Music Orchestra

    Not In Our Name

  • Liberation Music Orchestra

    Time Life

    • Cadogan Hall.
  • Liberation Music Orchestra

    Silent Spring

  • Liberation Music Orchestra

    Amazing Grace

  • Liberation Music Orchestra

    Song For The Whales

  • Andrew Bain


  • The Comet Is Coming

    Journey Though The Asteroid Belt

    • Channel The Spirits.
    • The Leaf Label.
    • 3.



Artist              Soweto Kinch

Title                The Healing

Composer     Kinch

Album            The Legend of Mike Smith

Label              Soweto Kinch Recordings

Number        SKP003 CD 2 Track 39

Duration       34"

Performers: Soweto Kinch, as, rhodes, prog; Shabaka Hutchings, ts; Karl Rasheed-Abel, b; Graham Godfrey, d. . 2015


Liberation Music Orchestra live at Cadogan Hall as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival


Blue and Green - 7.15 (Miles Davis)


Not In Our Name – 6.43


Time Life – 17.07 (Carla Bley)


Silent Spring – 11.04 (Carla Bley)


America The Beautiful – 18.00


Amazing Grace – 7.46


Song For The Whales – 9.07


Performers: Carla Bley p, cond; Tony Malaby, sax; Chris Cheek, sax; Loren Stillman, sax; Michael Rodriguez, tpt; Seneca Black, tpt; Vincent Chancey, hn; Marshall Gilkes, tbn; Earl McIntyre, tba; Steve Cardenas, gtr; Darek Oles, bgtr; Matt Wilson, d.


Andrew Bain Live at Campus West in Welwyn Garden City  – 1.26

Performers: Andrew Bain,d;  John Irabagon, sax; George Colligan, p; Michael Janisch, db.


Artist              The Comet Is Coming

Title                Journey Through The Asteroid Belt

Composer     Shabaka Hutchings, Max Hallett, Dan Leavers

Album            Channel The Spirits

Label              The Leaf Label

Number        BAY 104       

Duration       1.28

Performers Shabaka Hutchings, Betamax Killer, Danalogue The Conqueror.


Meet the presenters

Meet the presenters

Soweto Kinch, Emma Smith and Al Ryan.