Dream Keeper

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Dream Keeper
DreamKeeper CharlieHaden.jpg
Studio album by
Charlie Haden
Released1990
RecordedApril 4–5, 1990
StudioClinton Studios, New York City
GenreJazz
Length48:23
LabelBlue Note
ProducerHans Wendl
Charlie Haden chronology
Dialogues
(1990)
Dream Keeper
(1990)
Steal Away
(1995)
Liberation Music Orchestra chronology
The Montreal Tapes: Liberation Music Orchestra
(1989)
Dream Keeper
(1990)
Not in Our Name
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars [1]

Dream Keeper is a jazz album by bassist Charlie Haden that was recorded in 1990 and released by Blue Note Records. The album was nominated for a Grammy award and was voted "Jazz album of the year" in Down Beat magazine's 1991 critic's poll. Haden, Carla Bley and Ray Anderson also placed first in that year's Acoustic Bass, Composer and Trombone poll categories, respectively.

This album is the first by Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra since The Ballad of the Fallen (1983).

Track listing[edit]

1. "Dream Keeper" (Bley, Langston Hughes, Traditional) – 16:51
"Dream Keeper Part 1" (Bley)
"Feliciano Ama" (trad. from El Salvador)
"Dream Keeper Part II" (Bley)
"Canto del Pilon (I)" (trad. from Venezuela)
"Dream Keeper Part III" (Bley)
"Canto del Pilon (II)" (trad. from Venezuela)
"Hymn of the Anarchist Women's Movement" (trad. from Spanish Civil War)
"Dream Keeper Part IV" (Bley)
2. "Rabo de Nube" (Silvio Rodríguez) – 5:23
3. "Nkosi Sikelel'i Afrika" (Enoch Sontonga) – 10:31
4. "Sandino" (Haden) – 6:39
5. "Spiritual" (Haden) – 8:59

Personnel[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • 1991 Down Beat magazine critic's poll winner: Jazz Album of the Year, Acoustic Bass (Haden), Arranger (Bley), Trombone (Anderson) link
  • 1991 Grammy nomination for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance (LA Times link)
  • 1990 Swing Journal (Japanese jazz magazine) Bronze Disk award (Japanese link)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cook, Stephen (2011). "Dream Keeper - Charlie Haden & The Liberation Music Orchestra | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 18 July 2011.