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Freedom Together! is an album by pianist Jaki Byard recorded in 1966 and released on the Prestige label.[1]

Freedom Together!
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Studio album by
Released1966
RecordedJanuary 11, 1966
StudioRLA Sound, NYC
GenreJazz
Length39:31
LabelPrestige
PR 7463
ProducerDon Schlitten
Jaki Byard chronology
The Last from Lennie's
(1965)
Freedom Together!
(1966)
On the Spot!
(1967)

Contents

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic     [2]
Down Beat     [3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide     [4]

In a contemporary review, Down Beat gave the album 4 stars, and commented on the balance between freedom and structure in the performances: "The title track is a most eloquent refutation of the avant-garde illiterates, while being an object lesson in how to attain the highest form of personal musical freedom."[3] Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars, with the review by Scott Yanow stating, "This is a particularly unusual and colorful set, for Byard not only plays piano, but makes appearances on celeste, electric piano, vibes, drums and tenor sax... Byard is in excellent form".[2]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Jaki Byard except as noted

  1. "Freedom Together" – 11:29
  2. "Getting to Know You" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers) – 4:54
  3. "Ode to Prez" – 3:21
  4. "Nocturne for Contrabass" – 6:00
  5. "Just You, Just Me" (Jesse Greer, Raymond Klages) – 5:18
  6. "Night Leaves" – 6:22
  7. "Young at Heart" (Carolyn Leigh, Johnny Richards) – 2:07

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Prestige Records discography. Accessed July 26, 2012.
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, accessed July 26, 2012
  3. ^ a b "Jaki Byard" Down Beat, p. 75 (Volume 34; 1967)
  4. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 35. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.