Destiny's Dance

Chico Freeman

Destinys Dance
  • CAT # OJCCD-799-25

    1. Destiny's Dance 4:15
    2. Same Shame 5:41
    3. Crossing The Sudan 5:47
    4. Wilpan's Walk 9:24
    5. Embracing Oneness 6:59
    6. C & M 4:19

Chico Freeman inherited the sense of adventure and developed the big tone of his father Von, the Chicago modern jazz tenor saxophone pioneer. He put them to creative use as one of the young Turks of the 1970s who amalgamated elements of free jazz, the bop mainstream, and New Age sensibility. By 1981, when Destiny's Dance was recorded, Freeman had forged a distinctive style and established a solid career. The music reflects conviction and passionate involvement. The sidemen include the young trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, vibraharpist Bobby Hutcherson, and Cecil McBee, whose commanding bass lines are a towering element of the album's success.

with Wynton Marsalis, Bobby Hutcherson, Dennis Moorman, Cecil McBee, Ronnie Burrage, Paulinho da Costa

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Chico Freeman was formed in the crucible of music that is his family, under the tutelage of his father Von, a goliath of the tenor saxophone. He… More