Tony Kofi returns to Brilliant Corners to perform the music of Jackie McLean's iconic Blue Note album Let Freedom Ring. This quartet will feature Bruno Heinen on piano, Dario Di Lecce on double bass and Enzo Zirilli on drums and Tony Kofi on Alto saxophone.
The artist curator of Played Twice is Quentin Collins
Let Freedom Ring is an album by jazz saxophonist Jackie McLean, recorded in 1962 and released on the Blue Note
McLean wrote three of the four compositions. "Melody for Melonae" is dedicated to his daughter (as was an earlier composition, "Little Melonae"), and appeared as "Melanie" on Matador, a later recording that he made with Kenny Dorham. The slower-tempo performance on Let Freedom Ring is notable as being the first time that McLean used "provocative upper-register screams" "Rene" and "Omega" are both blues-related pieces, the former with a standard twelve-bar structure and harmonies, the latter more abstract and modal. The one non-McLean track is Bud Powell's ballad, "I'll Keep Loving You".