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Charlie Haden - Liberation Music Orchestra - Not In Our Name FLAC album

Performer: Charlie Haden
Genre: Jazz
Title: Not In Our Name
Country: US
Released: 2005
Style: Big Band, Contemporary Jazz
FLAC version ZIP size: 1542 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1458 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1917 mb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 511

Liberation Music Orchestra is a band and jazz album by Charlie Haden released in 1970, Haden's first as leader.

Written-By – Charlie Haden. 2. This Is Not America. Written-By – David Bowie, Lyle Mays, Pat Metheny.

Charlie Haden’s first album as a leader was 1969’s Liberation Music Orchestra, and the bassist has been revisiting the project ever since. The concept of the project is to take a big band and record songs devoted to issues of human rights and political liberation, whether expressed in original compositions or revolutionary anthems from Spain, South Africa and Latin America. Not in Our Name is devoted to American music and current political tensions  . And while "Not In our Name" moves into a big band arrangement, with horns picking up the theme and powerful solos (most notably from guitarist Steve Cardenas), there's an edge to this not commonly found in music.

The first Liberation Music Orchestra formed in 1969, to play instrumental-jazz remakes of freedom songs from the Spanish civil war in protest against the American bombing of Cambodia. It was reignited by Ronald Reagan's foreign policies in 1982, came back for George Bush Sr in 1989, and again last year in the wake of what leader and bassist Charlie Haden saw as George Dubya's theft of the presidential election. But agitprop this isn't. Haden and arranger Carla Bley embrace humanity by mirroring diversity in music; they counter dogma through wit, warmth and ambiguity. But Not in Our Name balances Bley's quirkiness, Haden's seriousness, strong compositions and spirited improvisation more successfully than on any Liberation Music Orchestra album since the first one. It isn't an angry outburst - more a passionate eulogy for American virtues strong enough to survive times like these.

This is a beautiful album, one that makes a case for vision, creativity, and concern. Not in Our Name pulls together a wide range of aesthetic possibilities that all reflect the American consciousness and simultaneously mourns the passage of it while resisting with a vengeance that nadir. While a jazz recording, this album crosses the boundaries of the genre and becomes a new world music, a new folk music: one to be celebrated, perhaps even cherished. Bassist Charlie Haden reactivated the concept behind his late ’60s Liberation Music Orchestra for this 1982 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.

Haden leads the charge and contributes material, but the real star here may in fact be Carla Bley, who arranged numbers, wrote several, and contributed typically brilliant piano work. Also of particular note in a particularly talented crew is guitarist Sam Brown, the standout of "El Quinto Regimiento/Los Cuatro Generales/Viva la Quince Brigada," a 21-minute marathon. Reissue producer Michael Cuscuna has done his best with the mastering here, but listeners will note a roughness to the sound - one that is in keeping with the album's tone and attitude.

Haden's music, and the LMO, has always been folk music-a jazz of the Americas both North and South. This is apparent on this recording as well as his early-'60s work with Ornette Coleman. Perhaps for many resistance is futile, but for Charlie Haden resistance is fertile. Visit Charlie Haden on the web. Track Listing: Not In Our Name; This Is Not America; Blue Anthem; America The Beautiful (Medley); Amazing Grace; Goin' Home; Throughout; Adagio (from Adagio For Strings)

Not in Our Name 6:18 2. This Is Not America 6:39 3. Blue Anthem 7:48 4. America the Beautiful Medley: America The Beautiful, Lift Every Voice And Sing, Skies Of America 16:53 5. Amazing Grace 7:12 6. Goin' Home (From the Largo of the New World Symphony) 7:49 7. Thoughout 8:54 8. Adagio (The Adagio. Charlie Haden - bass Carla Bley - piano Michael Rodriguez - trumpet Seneca Black - trumpet Curtis Fowlkes - trombone Ahnee Sharon Freeman - French horn Joe Daley - tuba Miguel Zenon - alto saxophone Chris Cheen - tenor saxophone Tony Malaby - tenor saxophone Steve Cardenas - guitar Matt Wilson - drums.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Not In Our Name
Written-By – Charlie Haden
2 This Is Not America
Written-By – David Bowie, Lyle Mays, Pat Metheny
3 Blue Anthem
Written-By – Carla Bley
America The Beautiful (Medley) (16:54)
4A America The Beautiful
Written-By – Augustus Ward*
4B America The Beautiful
Written-By – Gary McFarland
4C Lift Every Voice And Sing
Written-By – James Weldon Johnson, J. Rosamond Johnson*
4D Skies Of America
Written-By – Ornette Coleman
5 Amazing Grace
Written-By – John Newton , Traditional
6 Goin' Home (From The Largo Of The New World Symphony)
Written-By – Antonin Dvorak*
7 Throughout
Written-By – Bill Frisell
8 Adagio (From Adagio For Strings)
Written-By – Samuel Barber

Companies, etc.

  • Mixed At – Studios La Buissonne
  • Mastered At – Studios La Buissonne
  • Recorded At – Forum Music Village
  • Copyright (c) – Universal Music France
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Universal Music France
  • Manufactured By – The Verve Music Group
  • Marketed By – The Verve Music Group
  • Distributed By – Universal Music & Video Distribution, Corp.


  • Alto Saxophone – Miguel Zenon
  • Bass – Charlie Haden
  • Coordinator [Prepared For Release By] – Dominique Bernard
  • Coordinator [U.S. Release] – John Newcott, Kelly Pratt
  • Design – CB Graphic
  • Drums – Matt Wilson
  • Engineer [Assistant] – David Abbruzzese*
  • Engineer [Assistant], Mixed By [Assistant] – Nicolas Baillard
  • Engineer, Mixed By – Gérard De Haro
  • Executive-Producer – Daniel Richard
  • French Horn – Ahnee Sharon Freeman*
  • Guitar – Steve Cardenas
  • Mastered By – Thomas Verdeaux
  • Photography By – Thomas Dorn
  • Piano – Carla Bley
  • Producer – Charlie Haden, Ruth Cameron
  • Producer, Arranged By, Conductor – Carla Bley
  • Tenor Saxophone – Chris Cheek, Tony Malaby
  • Trombone – Curtis Fowlkes
  • Trumpet – Michael Rodriguez, Seneca Black
  • Tuba – Joe Daley


Recorded July 19-22, 2004 at Studio Forum Music Village, Rome Italy. Mixed July 27-29, 2004 and mastered October 22, 2004 at Studio La Buissonne, Pernes Les Fontaines, France.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
B0004949-02 Charlie Haden - Liberation Music Orchestra Charlie Haden - Liberation Music Orchestra - Not In Our Name ‎(CD, Album) Verve Records B0004949-02 US 2005
982 924-8 Charlie Haden, Liberation Music Orchestra Charlie Haden, Liberation Music Orchestra - Not In Our Name ‎(CD, Album) Gitanes Jazz Productions, Verve Records, Universal 982 924-8 Thailand 2005
0602498292488 Charlie Haden, Liberation Music Orchestra Charlie Haden, Liberation Music Orchestra - Not In Our Name ‎(CD, Album) Verve Records, Gitanes Jazz Productions, Universal Music Jazz France 0602498292488 France 2005
982 924-8 Charlie Haden, Liberation Music Orchestra Charlie Haden, Liberation Music Orchestra - Not In Our Name ‎(CD, Album) Universal 982 924-8 Ukraine 2006
LDR 3439 Charlie Haden - Liberation Music Orchestra Charlie Haden - Liberation Music Orchestra - Not In Our Name ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) Limited Edition LDR 3439 Russia Unknown