Destiny's Dance

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Destiny's Dance
Studio album by Chico Freeman
Released 1982
Recorded October 29 & 30, 1981
Ocean Way Recording, Hollywood, California
Genre Jazz
Length 36:12
Label Contemporary
C 14008
Producer Chico Freeman and John Koenig
Chico Freeman chronology
Peaceful Heart, Gentle Spirit
Destiny's Dance
Tradition in Transition
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Destiny's Dance is an album by American jazz saxophonist Chico Freeman recorded in 1981 and released on the Contemporary label.[2]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars stating "By 1981, after six years of steady recording, Chico Freeman had gained a strong reputation as a flexible reed player able to play both avant-garde and fairly straight-ahead jazz".[1] The Penguin Guide to Jazz numbers it among the "core collection" which jazz fans should possess.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Chico Freeman except as indicated
  1. "Destiny's Dance" - 4:11
  2. "Same Shame" (Bobby Hutcherson) - 5:37
  3. "Crossing the Sudan" - 5:46
  4. "Wilpan's Walk" (Cecil McBee) - 9:18
  5. "Embracing Oneness" - 6:59
  6. "C & M" (Muhal Richard Abrams, Freeman) - 4:21



  1. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed September 7, 2012
  2. ^ Contemporary Records discography accessed September 7, 2012
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2008) [1992]. The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (9th ed.). New York: Penguin. p. 505. ISBN 978-0-14-103401-0.