Ask Your Mama - Laura Karpman
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  1. Dedication
  2. Cultural Exchange
  3. Ride, Red, Ride
  4. Shades of Pigmeat
  5. Ode to Dinah
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  1. Dedication
  2. Cultural Exchange
  3. Ride, Red, Ride
  4. Shades of Pigmeat
  5. Ode to Dinah
  6. Blues in Stereo
  7. Horn of Plenty
  8. Gospel Cha-Cha
  9. Is It True?
  10. Ask Your Mama
  11. Bird in Orbit
  12. Jazztet Muted - Show Fare, Please
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This Grammy-nominated release is extraordinary, partly because Ask Your Mama is generically unlike any other work ever composed. It is based on a cycle of poems of that title by Langston Hughes, written in 1960 and subtitled 12 Moods for Jazz . Hughes conceived the work at the Newport Jazz Festival that year, creating it as a reflection on the brave new forms of black culture that were emerging at that time, and he specified general ideas and even specific cues for accompaniment without actually writing or commissioning ...

Ask Your Mama 2015, Avie

UPC: 822252234626

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