Chico Freeman ‎– The Search

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India Navigation ‎– IN 1059
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A1 The Search
Lyrics By – Satya (5)Music By – Chico Freeman
10:50
A2 Illas
Lyrics By – Val EleyMusic By – Chico Freeman
11:40
B1 Close To You Alone
Lyrics By – Val EleyMusic By – Cecil McBee
7:25
B2 Soweto Suite
Lyrics By – Chico Freeman, Val EleyMusic By – Chico Freeman
12:15

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c p 1983 India Navigation

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  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): IN-1059-A [EDP logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): IN-1059-B [EDP logo]
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

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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.