The Liberation Music Collective is a socially-conscious big band dedicated to performing original compositions about contemporary social issues. "Siglo XXI" means "21s century" in Spanish, and we bring a modern approach to the tradition of protest music in jazz. By focusing on social issues and embracing a plurality of styles within a jazz context, we hope to bring jazz back into the sound of socially provocative music in our era. Each song on on this album is dedicated to a specific challenge within our society today, and in between each song are snippets of interviews with band members speaking about music in the modern world. The album cover is a modern take on the traditional image of Lady Justice carrying a sword and scales--and with some shades instead of a blindfold.
released August 29, 2015
Creators, co-founders, and composers: Hannah Fidler and Matt Riggen
Personnel on the record:
Trumpets: Jess Henry, Joe Anderson, Matt Riggen
Trombones: Sean Weber, Felipe Brito, Brennan Johns
Saxophones: Matthew Setzler, Sam Motter, Durand Jones
Rhythm section: Joel Tucker (guitar), Evan Main (piano), Hannah Fidler (bass), Ben Lumsdaine (drums), Kristin Olson (timbales), Julian Loida (congas), Cole Stover (maracas and chequere)
Recorded and mixed by Jake Belser at Primary Sound Studios in Bloomington, IN. Mastered by Kate Siefker at White Arc Studios in Bloomington, IN. Photographs by Jeff Browne at jeffbrowne.co
. Modeling by Imani Ramesy. Album art/graphic design by Hannah Fidler. Band photo by Kevin Weinberg.
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