Now Is the Hour (Charlie Haden album)

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Now Is the Hour
Now Is the Hour (Charlie Haden album).jpg
Studio album by
RecordedJuly 18-20, 1995
ProducerCharlie Haden and Ruth Cameron
Charlie Haden chronology
Steal Away
Now Is the Hour
Night and the City

Now Is the Hour is an album by the American jazz bassist Charlie Haden's Quartet West recorded in 1995 and released on the Verve label.[1]


The Allmusic review by Tim Sheridan awarded the album 4 stars, stating, "Seldom does modern music so perfectly evoke a time and place in history as this terrific band. Fans of Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra will find the simple accessibility either surprising or disappointing, but fans of classic, romantic jazz will find joy".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Charlie Haden except as indicated
  1. "Here's Looking at You" - 6:11
  2. "The Left Hand of God" (Victor Young) - 7:48
  3. "Requiem" (Lennie Tristano) - 1:31
  4. "Back Home Blues" (Charlie Parker) - 4:04
  5. "There in a Dream" - 7:04
  6. "All Through the Night" (Cole Porter) - 4:12
  7. "Detour Ahead" (Lou Carter, Herb Ellis, John Freigo) - 6:04
  8. "Blue Pearl" (Bud Powell) - 4:32
  9. "When Tomorrow Comes" (Alan Broadbent) - 4:37
  10. "Palo Alto" (Lee Konitz) - 4:54
  11. "Marables's Parable" - 3:30
  12. "Now Is the Hour (Haere Ra)" (Maewa Kaihau, Clement Scott, Dorothy Stewart) - 4:58
  • Recorded at Studios Guillaume Tell in Suresnes-Paris, France on July 18-20, 1995



  1. ^ Discogs album entry accessed December 5, 2011
  2. ^ a b Sheridan, T. Allmusic Review accessed December 5, 2011