Beyond the Rain

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Beyond the Rain
Beyond the Rain.jpg
Studio album by Chico Freeman
Released 1978
Recorded June 21, 22 & 23, 1977
Contemporary's Studio, Los Angeles, California
Genre Jazz
Length 41:10
Label Contemporary
S 7640
Producer John Koenig and Lester Koenig
Chico Freeman chronology
No Time Left
(1977)No Time Left1977
Beyond the Rain
Kings of Mali
(1977)Kings of Mali1977

Beyond the Rain is an album by American jazz saxophonist Chico Freeman recorded in 1977 and released on the Contemporary label.[1]


Allmusic awarded the album 4½ stars with Scott Yanow calling it "one of tenor saxophonist Chico Freeman's best early efforts... Fine music from the flexible tenor man".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Chico Freeman except as indicated
  1. "Two Over One" (Muhal Richard Abrams) - 7:40
  2. "Beyond The Rain" - 3:30
  3. "Excerpts" (Abrams) - 7:20
  4. "My One and Only Love" (Guy Wood, Robert Mellin) - 7:50
  5. "Pepe's Samba" - 14:50



  1. ^ Contemporary Records discography accessed September 7, 2012
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed September 7, 2012
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 79. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.