August 10, 2013 2:53 PM Subscribe
posted by Vibrissae (16 comments total)
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Some jazz sessions are incredible magic. And within those sessions one will occasionally hear a brilliant, cosmic rendition of a gorgeous composition - in this case it's Bill Frisell's gorgeous composition named "Throughout" played by Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra with Carla Bley, in 2004
, at the annual Jazz in Marciac Festival in Marciac, France.
From beginning to end, starting with the way that Carla Bley sets up her cool arrangement of this tune, to Charlie Haden's bringing forward the melodic theme, to Chris Cheek's solo, and finishing with Tony Malaby's unspeakably great finishing solo - this is great jazz, and great music - and, another indication that human beings are capable of incredibly beautiful things.
btw, I don't know how long this video will be up. I went on a search for it
for almost a year, because it was pulled from youtube. Tragically, this performance had never been commercially released in a way that let it stick around. Even the filmmaker (who I contacted) seemed to have lost the masters - so this performance is rare - truly rare. Yet, lo and behold, after a long hiatus, here it is again, on youtube. Yay!
Here are a few more versions of "Throughout", with Frissell. It's a seemingly simple loop, but haunting and compelling all at once.
A neat voice transcription
, et. al.
Bill Frisell with Ron Carter
Jim Hall and Bill Frisell
Here's a link to the Marciac Jazz Festival
- a really cool annual event.
Here is more of Haden's group