Sunday, July 28, 2013

CD Reissue of the Month - "Freddie Hubbard: Sing Me A Song of Songmy"

CD Reissue of the Month
Freddie Hubbard & Ilhan Mimaroglu: "Sing Me A Song of Songmy" (Atlantic) 

A Fantasy for eletromagnetic tape, featuring Freddie Hubbard and his Quintet, with reciters, chorus, string orchestra, Hammond organ, synthesized & processed sounds. Composed & realized by Ilhan Mimaroglu on poems by Fazil Hüsnü Daglarca, Che Guevara and other texts. Musical quotations from Brahms' "Ein Deutsches Requiem" and Scriabin's "Etude in B flat minor, Op. 8."

Produced by Ilhan Mimaroglu
Engineers: Bob Liftin, Lewis Hahn & Gene Paul
Mastered by George Piros @ Atlantic Recording Studio (NYC, NY, USA)
Cover Painting: Pablo Picasso ("Massacre in Korea")
Back Cover Photo: Ray Ross
Album Design: Loring Eutemey

Featuring: Freddie Hubbard (trumpet & flugelhorn), Kenny Barron (piano), Art Booth (bass), Louis Hayes (drums), Junior Cook (tenor sax) & Arif Mardin (conductor & Hammond organ)
The Barnard-Columbia Chorus conducted by Daniel Paget
Reciters: Mary Ann Hoxworth, Nha-Khê, Charles Grau, Güngör Bozkurt & Freddie Hubbard
String orchestras under the direction of Gene Orloff & Selwart Clarke

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