Spirit Sensitive

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Spirit Sensitive
Studio album by Chico Freeman
Released 1979
Recorded Oct 1978-Jan 1979
Genre Jazz
Length 36:58
Label India Navigation
Producer India Navigation
Chico Freeman chronology
The Outside Within
Spirit Sensitive
No Time Left
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Spirit Sensitive is a hard-bop jazz album by Chico Freeman on India Navigation Records IN 1045.[2]

The LP, in contrast to many of his more avant-garde recordings of the same time frame, is a set that consists of jazz standards.


Jazz critic Scott Yanow wrote: “…a change of pace for Freeman, for it features the usually adventurous tenor (who doubles on soprano) mostly playing warm versions of standards.”[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Autumn in New York" (Vernon Duke) – 11:28
  2. "Peace" (Horace Silver)– 7:53
  3. "A Child Is Born" (Thad Jones) – 9:56
  4. "It Never Entered My Mind" (Rodgers and Hart) – 11:04
  5. "Close to You Alone" – (Cecil McBee)
  6. "Don't Get Around Much Anymore " – (Duke Ellington, Bob Russell)


An audio CD of the album was released on September 5, 1994, by Analogue Productions, with four bonus tracks, two of them written by John Coltrane (“Lonnie’s Lament” and “Wise One”) and a running time of 63:18[4] – but has since been discontinued. In 1994, there was also a U.S. limited edition audiophile 6-track LP pressed on HQ-180 180gm Super Vinyl.



  • India Navigation
  • Cover and liner photos: Beth Cummins


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ India Navigation LP IN-1045
  3. ^ All Music Guide to Jazz –ISBN 0-87930-530-4
  4. ^ http://www.allmusic.com