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Steal Away: Spirituals Hymns & Folk Songs

Hank Jones, Charlie Haden, Haden/JonesAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (April 4, 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • ASIN: B0000046YU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,250 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Charlie Haden has always had a penchant for roots music, including folk songs from varied traditions in the repertoire of his Liberation Music Orchestra. It's more than affectation; the bassist's musical roots are in Oklahoma, and his career began in early childhood with his family's country-music group. Those sources loom large in this inspired meeting with pianist Hank Jones over a program devoted largely to spirituals, with a few secular folk songs added in. The feelings communicated here arise from no simple reading of traditional material. It's Jones's unmatched harmonic sensitivity that often works the transformation, his close-voiced chords adding new resonance to summon the depths at which this material communicates. Haden, for his part, is as effective a soloist as he is an accompanist, spare and exacting and making full use of his huge, dark sound and powerful lower register. This is music by two masters, immersing themselves in a profound stream of American music. --Stuart Broomer

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4.8 out of 5 stars
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48 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't look like,but a very very great record November 7, 2002
Format:Audio CD
At first sight,no,at the first audition,this record may seem to contain some easy-to-listen-to kind of music.But it's a mistake.
This meeting between the old pal of Ornette Coleman,Don Cherry and Ed Blackwell,leader of the rare but exceptionnal "Liberation Music Orchestra",lover of all kinds of folk music,wether it's blues,gospel,south american music or wherever in the world,the great Charlie Haden,and the greatest jazz piano player still alive,child of Fats Waller,Teddy Wilson and Art Tatum (his main influences),member of one of the most revered families of jazz musicians (his brothers are Thad and Elvin Jones),born 1918 and still handsome and active in music,the amazing Hank Jones,this meeting is one of the most important things that happened in the jazz history in the past ten years.
This exceptionnal album was recorded June 29 and 30,1994.The repertoire is mostly made of gospel tunes,except the traditionnal "Danny boy",aka "Londonderry air",and a canadian song from Quebec,written in the 18th century,"L'amour de moy" ("my love").
You've got to deserve this record.It seems so simple to listen to at the first audition;but it will give you its incredible beauties only after two or more playings.Hank Jones' playing seems to be very simple,but his incredible work on harmonies is the mark of the greatest players.Each tune is a jewel.The final track,"hymn medley" is a rare moment of perfection.The first tune of this medley,"abide with me",was written by a certain William H.Monk,and recorded by...Thelonious Monk,with John Coltrane,Coleman Hawkins,Gigi Gryce and Ray Copeland on "Monk's music"(Riverside).
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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple and Profound December 10, 2001
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The cover of this cd is graced with a photograph from the great American photographer Walker Evans. Nothing could be more fitting. Evans' shots capture the bare bones of the South,all veneer stripped away. The simple becomes achingly beautiful. The commonplace becomes universal.
Such is the case with this cd. The remarkably versatile and eclectic Charlie Haden teams up with of those famous Jones brothers, Hank, for a bass-piano performance that defines simplicity, soulfulness,and spirituality.
From "Go Down, Moses" to "We Shall Overcome" to the (surprisingly included) "Danny Boy", these songs speak of the soul and to the soul. Haden and Jones clearly have great respect for each other and for this music. Both voyage away from and back to the melody lines, but the familiarity and simplicity of the arrangements soothes and comforts both mind and spirit.
I'm always surprised when a cd such as this gets made. Haden must have some juice with those music moguls because this is as non-commercial as music gets.
Think of this as a companion piece to Cyrus Chestnut's Blessed Quietness or even Springsteen's Nebraska. When all the tricks and glitter get stripped away, usually one finds the truth.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Something to Share With Your Real Friends February 27, 2000
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I have been a long time fan of Charlie Haden and Hank Jones, each of whom I encountered in a rather different context. That seems fitting. These artists are musicians, not stylists. They react to and play the music on its own terms. I have given about six copies of this recording to close friends and every one has come to me with praise for the set. One friend played the disc at a school assembly and had a half dozen people come up to him and ask for the name of the recording.
Make no mistake; this is not dance music. This is poetry, the thoughtful kind.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant, spiritual performance January 21, 1999
Format:Audio CD
You may think that spirituals don't appeal to you, or that hymns aren't your kind of music. No matter. Jones and Haden present the material in such a moving and heartfelt way that this record will speak to you.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A TREASURE April 19, 2004
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Hank Jones on piano and Charlie Haden on bass take a journey through the last few hundred years of the music of the common man (and woman). Stripped of fancy finish and shiny veneer, these spirituals, hymns and folk songs are revealed in all their sublime natural glory.
Gospel, jazz and blues harmonies, applied with the confidence of a master's touch, highlight the homespun melodies in a way that's humble and pure. Imagine suddenly stumbling across a piece of driftwood that takes your breath away with its earthy beauty, or finding an agate that releases a small, blazing rainbow of colors in your hand. This music is just such a found treasure.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars beyond priceless July 6, 2003
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I heard a short bit of this CD on the radio, and ordered the CD just afterwards. This is my second order- I am getting five copies for friends.
I think this is some of the most beautiful music I have ever heard, regardless of genre. It is timeless, lovely, graceful, and profound. It shares with other great recordings I've heard the paradox of being technically rather simple and emotionally extraordinarily complex. You do not need to be a jazz buff to like it, or appreciate it; it is direct and powerful.
If, when I die, I hear music like this, I will know I was good enough on earth to go to heaven.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Real Soul Music April 3, 2006
Format:Audio CD
If there is a more perfect album for relaxing or quiet time- I don't know what it is. These songs are played simply and with heart. I have bought ten to fifteen copies of this album over the past twelve years- it's just that good.

You can put it on for reading the Bible, praying or for peaceful music at dinnertime. It can be in the background or turned up without giving offense to those normally allergic to jazz. It's literally the spiritual version of Kind of Blue. I've even given it to new parents because it's just peaceful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 23 days ago by Niedfelt
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful old songs played simply by talented musicians
Wonderful old songs played simply by talented musicians. Wasn't familiar with Hank James or Charles Haden. Heard an interview and story on Public Radio follow the death Haden. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mobiletraveler
4.0 out of 5 stars Eloquent
Can one say that about music? Yes, indeed, and this recording captures the depth of spirit embedded in these selections.
Published 5 months ago by Robert K. Kaynor
5.0 out of 5 stars Six stars is more like it!
I've owned this album for 10 + years and of all the recordings in my collection, I return to STEAL AWAY with regularity, if not frequency. It refreshes with every listen. Read more
Published 6 months ago by albarino
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful music
This music is absolutely wonderful with its rich melodies and lyrics. It is not mindless rhythm. It shows warmth and depth, written from the heart.
Published 15 months ago by Oly W. Weichstadt
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply excellent
A joy to listen to. Complexity achieved through simplicity. Haden and Jones interweave seamlessly yielding a "must-have" work. Give it as a give to someone you care about.
Published 21 months ago by stollakj
5.0 out of 5 stars another gotta have album
This is another gotta have album (CD). The vibe, the musicians, the ensemble, wow. All the reviewers are absolutely spot on.
Published 23 months ago by jack goldman
5.0 out of 5 stars Steal Away: Spirituals Hymns & Folk Songs entertaining music CD
"Steal Away:......" CD is entertaining, mellow, blues music. Nice variety of blues & folk.
Reviewer is a Jazz Drummer & believes many types of music lovers would like this... Read more
Published on June 13, 2012 by John Norville
4.0 out of 5 stars Good instrumental hymns-No signing
If you are looking for song, you won't find it here. If you like the instrumental aspect, it's a great CD, worth listening to.
Published on May 1, 2012 by S. Long
5.0 out of 5 stars Great music
This CD is a joy to the ear and mind. These men sure know how to make wonderful music.
Published on March 25, 2012 by K. Zeka
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