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 Charlie Haden
Released 1996
Recorded July 18-20, 1995
Genre Jazz
Length 59:38
Label Verve
Producer Charlie Haden and Ruth Cameron
Charlie Haden chronology
Steal Away
(1995)Steal Away1995
Now Is the Hour
(1995)
Night and the City
(1996)Night and the City1996

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]

Reception[edit]

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
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 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

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

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