Blood on the Fields

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Blood on the Fields
Blood on the fields.jpg
Box set by
ReleasedJune 17, 1997 (1997-06-17)
RecordedJanuary 22–25, 1995
GenreJazz
LabelColumbia
Wynton Marsalis chronology
In Gabriel's Garden
(1996)
Blood on the Fields
(1997)
Jump Start and Jazz
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Blood on the Fields is a two-and-a-half-hour jazz oratorio, by Wynton Marsalis. It was commissioned by Lincoln Center and concerns a couple moving from slavery to freedom. It received the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for Music.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

  1. Calling the Indians Out
  2. Move Over
  3. You Don't Hear No Drums
  4. The Market Place
  5. Soul for Sale
  6. Plantation Coffle March
  7. Work Song (Blood on the Fields)

Disc 2[edit]

  1. Lady's Lament
  2. Flying High
  3. Oh We Have a Friend in Jesus
  4. God Don't Like Ugly
  5. Juba and a O'Brown Squaw
  6. Follow the Drinking Gourd
  7. My Soul Fell Down
  8. Forty Lashes
  9. What a Fool I've Been
  10. Back to Basics

Disc 3[edit]

  1. I Hold Out My Hand
  2. Look and See
  3. The Sun Is Gonna Shine
  4. Will the Sun Come Out?
  5. The Sun Is Gonna Shine
  6. Chant to Call the Indians Out
  7. Calling the Indians Out
  8. Follow the Drinking Gourd
  9. Freedom Is in the Trying
  10. Due North

Musicians[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Blood on the Fields - Review". Allmusic. Retrieved November 8, 2009.
  2. ^ "Jazzing the Pulitzer", PBS.org. April 9, 1997.
  3. ^ Liner Notes from Blood on the Fields CD set, Columbia Records 1997.