As Long as There's Music

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As Long as There's Music
Studio album by Charlie Haden and Hampton Hawes
Released 1978
Recorded January 25 and August 21, 1976
Genre Jazz
Length 69:38 CD reissue
Label Artists House
Producer Ed Michel
Charlie Haden chronology
Liberation Music Orchestra
(1969)
As Long as There's Music
(1976)
Closeness
(1976)

As Long as There's Music is an album of duets by bassist Charlie Haden and pianist Hampton Hawes recorded in 1976 and released on the Artists House label in 1978.[1] The 1993 CD reissue added a bonus track originally released on The Golden Number and three alternate takes to the original album.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars stating "This quiet and often lyrical set contains a great deal of thoughtful and subtle music by two masters".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Charlie Haden and Hampton Hawes except as indicated
  1. "Irene" (Hampton Hawes) - 7:58
  2. "Rain Forest" (Hawes) - 5:34
  3. "Turnaround" (Ornette Coleman) - 7:52 Bonus track on CD reissue
  4. "As Long as There's Music" (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne) - 8:11
  5. "This Is Called Love" - 9:12
  6. "Hello/Goodbye" - 8:05
  7. "Irene" (Hawes) - 8:39 Bonus track on CD reissue
  8. "Turnaround" (Coleman) - 6:35 Bonus track on CD reissue
  9. "As Long as There's Music" (Cahn, Styne) - 7:32 Bonus track on CD reissue
    • Recorded at Kendun Recorders in Burbank, California on January 25, 1976 (tracks 1, 6 & 7) and at Village Recorder in Los Angeles on August 21, 1976 (tracks 2-5, 8 & 9)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Discogs album entry accessed November 30, 2011
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed November 30, 2011