Joel Harrison – Angel Band: Free Country, Vol. 3 (2018) [FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

Joel Harrison – Angel Band: Free Country, Vol. 3 (2018) 
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz  | Time – 01:03:11 minutes | 653 MB | Genre: Jazz
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My goal on the latest Free Country recording is again to arrange country and Appalachian music for a jazz group in new and unusual ways. I’m conscious of both moving forward and staying true to the elemental soul of the songs, where old stories are told by modern, protean players. Or as a friend once put it, “Downtown meets the heartland.” Whether sung straight, or approached as improvisational vehicles, I find endless currency in this material.

An angel is defined as an attendant and benevolent spirit. Perhaps we musicians are entrusted to act as such. This is, of course, a serious task, and yet the beauty of these tunes is they encourage us not just to meditate and grieve but also to laugh and dance.

01. Respecte Nou
02. Mo Jodi
03. The Promise
04. Mr President
05. Vivre Sur La Route
06. Sere Mwen Pli Fo (Feat. Skye Edwards)
07. Can’t Let You Go
08. Ti Manmzel
09. Anko
10. Ramene Mwen
11. Chak Jou Bon Die Fe
12. Pardone Mwen

Joel Harrison – guitar, dobro, 6 string banjo, National Steel, voice
David Binney – saxophone
Jon Cowherd – piano, Hammond B-3 organ, Wurlitzer
Uri Caine – piano, Fender Rhodes
Chris Tordini – double bass
Stephan Crump – double bass
Brian Blade – drums
Allison Miller – drums
Darol Anger – violin
Christian Howes – violin
Hank Roberts – cello
Nels Cline – guitar
Alecia Chakour – voice
Everett Bradley – voice
Theo Bleckmann – voice
Nicki Logan – voice
Brian Blade – voice