Chico Freeman ‎– The Search

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India Navigation ‎– IN 1059
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A1 The Search
A2 Illas
B1 Close To You Alone
B2 Soweto Suite

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May 6, 2009

This is a beautiful collaboration between Freeman and the vocalist Val Eley. All four tracks include vocals by Eley. Her singing is very strong. The opening, _The Search_, starts with unaccompanied vocal line. The moment when the piano trio jumps in always gives me goosebumps even after tens of listens to this album. I was at a cafe one day and listened to this album, fascinated with it, and walked immediately to a record store and bought it. Kenny Barron is so wonderful on this album. I am not much a big fan of McBee, but his playing in this album is very secure (in terms of intonation). Participation of Nana Vasconcelos is also great. All the four compositions are very well composed, arranged, and performed. To me this is my best Chico Freeman.