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Ira Wiggins - When Freedom Swings

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Number of Discs
2
Release Date
11/10/2012
Artist
Ira Wiggins
Format
CD / Album
Label / Studio
CD Baby

When Freedom Swings represents a philosophy asserting that jazz is a musical art form that perfectly describes the ideals of democracy. Many authorities agree that freedom is best-expressed and realized within boundaries. Therefore, it may be noted that within the framework of a jazz piece, (melody, harmony, and form), freedom is realized in the collective creative improvisational process of a group of musicians simultaneously contributing to the composition within the boundaries or occasionally, expanding or stepping outside of a domain. The title tune When Freedom Swings, encompasses the essence of the jazz idiom. Cyrus Chestnut opens the composition with a series of progressions referencing spirituals and gospel music which were integral influences on the jazz language. The call and response between the voice and tenor saxophone is reminiscent of field hollers and work songs, and this section also draws upon the blues. Each of the four soloists expresses their own interpretation within this form. Mavis Poole's vocals bring us back to the spirituals and a call for freedom reflecting upon centuries past.

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1) As the Eagle Soars
2) Me and Momma Gone Fishin'
3) When Freedom Swings
4) People Make the World Go Round
5) Shepard's Song
6) Inner Urge
7) Killer Joe
8) In a Sentimental Mood
9) Bloomdido
10) Cherokee
11) Christmas Time Is Here
12) Red Top

Album
When Freedom Swings
Main Format
CD
Keyword Index
When Freedom Swings | Ira Wiggins