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Destiny's Dance is an album by American jazz saxophonist Chico Freeman recorded in 1981 and released on the Contemporary label.[2]

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  • 1 Reception
  • 2 Track listing
  • 3 Personnel
  • 4 References

Reception[edit] Edit

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars stating "By 1981, after six years of steady recording, Chico Freeman had gained a strong reputation as a flexible reed player able to play both avant-garde and fairly straight-ahead jazz".[1] The Penguin Guide to Jazz numbers it among the "core collection" which jazz fans should possess.[3]

Track listing[edit] Edit

All compositions by Chico Freeman except as indicated
  1. "Destiny's Dance" - 4:11
  2. "Same Shame" (Bobby Hutcherson) - 5:37
  3. "Crossing the Sudan" - 5:46
  4. "Wilpan's Walk" (Cecil McBee) - 9:18
  5. "Embracing Oneness" - 6:59
  6. "C & M" (Muhal Richard Abrams, Freeman) - 4:21

Personnel[edit] Edit

  • Chico Freeman - tenor saxophone, bass clarinet
  • Wynton Marsalis - trumpet (tracks 1, 3, 4 & 6)
  • Bobby Hutcherson - vibraphone
  • Dennis Moorman - piano (tracks 1, 4 & 6)
  • Cecil McBee - bass
  • Ronnie Burrage - drums
  • Paulinho Da Costa - percussion (track 4)

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