Morning Prayer (album)

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Morning Prayer is a 1976 album by Chico Freeman, released on India Navigation and the Japanese Whynot Records. [1]

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Chico Freeman American saxophonist

Chico Freeman is a modern jazz tenor saxophonist and trumpeter and son of jazz saxophonist Von Freeman. He began recording as lead musician in 1976 with Morning Prayer, won the New York Jazz Award in 1979 and earned the Stereo Review Record of the Year in 1981 for his album The Outside Within.

India Navigation was an American record company and independent record label that specialized in avant-garde jazz in the 1970s and 1980s. It was founded by Bob Cummins, a corporate lawyer who helped jazz musicians with legal matters. Its catalogue included Arthur Blythe, Hamiet Bluiett, Chico Freeman, Cecil McBee, and the Revolutionary Ensemble. In addition to this, some recordings of minimal music, such as Arnold Dreyblatt, Phill Niblock and Joseph Celli, or Tom Johnson, also appeared.


Track listing

All selections composed and arranged by Chico Freeman
  1. "Like the Kind of Peace It is"
  2. "The In Between"
  3. "Conversations"
  4. "Morning Prayer"
  5. "Pepe's Samba"
  6. "Pepe's Samba" (long version) [2]


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  2. Yanow, Scott. "Chico Freeman – Morning Prayer". AllMusic . Retrieved 2017-11-02.
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