Sing Me a Song of Songmy

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Sing Me a Song of Songmy
Studio album by Freddie Hubbard
Released 1971
Recorded September 14–16, 1971
Regent Sound Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 40:35
Label Atlantic
SD 1576
Producer İlhan Mimaroğlu
Freddie Hubbard chronology
Straight Life
(1971)
Sing Me a Song of Songmy
(1971)
First Light
(1971)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]

Sing Me a Song of Songmy (subtitled "A Fantasy For Electromagnetic Tape") is an album by jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard and Ilhan Mimaroglu released in 1971.

It was Hubbard's third album released on the Atlantic label and features performances by Hubbard, tenor saxophonist Junior Cook, pianist Kenny Barron, bassist Art Booth and drummer Louis Hayes. The album also features a chorus, strings, recitations of poems by Fazil Husnu Daglarca and other texts, organists and tape-based musique concrète. It is one of Hubbard's most experimental albums.

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Ilhan Mimaroglu

PART I

  1. "Threnody for Sharon Tate" - 2:04
  2. "This Is Combat I Know" - 8:56
  3. "The Crowd" - 7:03
  4. "What a Good Time for Kent State" - 1:28

PART II

  1. "Monodrama" - 2:54
  2. "Black Soldier" - 2:19
  3. "Interlude I" - 5:48
  4. "Interlude II" - 4:30
  5. "And Yet There Could Be Love" - 4:28
  6. "Postlude" - 1:05

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