CHARLIE HADEN . MICHAEL BRECKER
JAZZ / REAL JAZZ / SAXOPHONE WITH STRINGS 2002
CHARLIE HADEN with MICHAEL BRECKER: AMERICAN DREAMS
VERVE RECORDS, 440 064 096-2(CD)
(P)(C)2002 UNIVERSAL MUSIC S.A. FRANCE
RECORDED: MAY 14-17, 2002
RELEASED: OCTOBER 1, 2002, USA
J-ISSUED: UNIVERSAL MUSIC COMPANY, UCCV-1035(CD)
RELEASED: SEPTEMBER 28, 2002, JAPAN

CREDITS (productions) :
Produced by CHarlie Haden and Ruth Cameron
Executive Producer: Daniel Richard
Arranged by Alan Broadbent, Vince Mendoza,
Jeremy Lubbock and Charlie Haden
Conducted by Alan Broadbent, Vince Mendoza and Jeremy Lubbock
Recording and Mixing Engineer: Jay Newland
Mastering Engineers: Jay Newland and Jim Mageras
Assistant Recording and Assistant Mixing Engineer: Tom Hardisty
Recorded May 14-17, 2002 and Mixed May 27-29, 2002
at Signet Soundelux, Los Angeles, California
Mastered July 10, 2002 at Sound Bunker, Darien, Connecticut
Production Coordinator: Robin Burgess
Assistant Production Coordinator: Erika Duffee
Prepared for release by Dominique Bernard
Cover Photography: Claude Emile Furones
Session Photography: Jim McHugh
Cover Design: CB Graphic, Paris
Michael Brecker is a Verve recording artist
Brad Mehldau appears courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
CREDITS (musicians) :
Charlie Haden: bass
Michael Brecker: tenor saxophone
Brad Mehldau: piano
Brian Blade: drums
with string orchestra
strings contractor: Jules Chaikin
harp: Gayle Levant
double bass: Charles Berghofer, Norman Ludwin
Edward Meares, Putter Smith
viola: Harry Shirinian (first viola on May 14)
Carole Mukogawa (first viola on May 15)
Marilyn Baker, Denyse Buffum
James Ross, Ray Tischer
violin: Joel Derouin (concertmanster on May 14)
Murray Adler (concertmanster on May 15)
Darius Campo, Susan Chatman
Pip Clarke-Ling, Maurice Dicterow
Bruce Dukov, Charles Everett
Kirsten Fife, Armen Farabedian
Berj Garabedian, Patricia Johnson
Peter Kent, Joe Ketendjian
Mari Tsumura, John Wittenberg
Shari Zippert
cello: Larry Corbett (first cello)
Jodi Burnett, Ernest Ehrhardt
Anne Karam, Suzie Katayama
Jerome Kessler, Daniel Smith
TRACKS (total time 79:43) :
1. American Dreams (4:50) [Charlie Haden]
Arranged by Alan Broadbent and Charlie Haden; Conducted by Alan Broadbent
Charlie Haden, bass; Brad Mehldau, piano; Brian Brade, drums; with string orchestra
2. Travels (6:44) [Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays]
Arranged and conducted by Vince Mendoza; EVI and synthe programming, Judd Miller
Charlie Haden, bass; Michael Brecker, tenor saxophone; Brad Mehldau, piano; Brian Brade, drums
3. No Lonely Nights (5:16) [Keith Jarrett]
Arranged and conducted by Alan Broadbent
Charlie Haden, bass; Michael Brecker, tenor saxophone; Brad Mehldau, piano; Brian Brade, drums; with string orchestra
4. It Might Be You (4:52) [Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Dave Grusin]
Arranged and conducted by Jeremy Lubbock
Charlie Haden, bass; Michael Brecker, tenor saxophone; Brad Mehldau, piano; Brian Brade, drums; with string orchestra
5. Prism (5:19) [Keith Jarrett]
Arranged by Charlie Haden
Charlie Haden, bass; Michael Brecker, tenor saxophone; Brad Mehldau, piano; Brian Brade, drums
6. America The Beautuful (5:21) [Katharine Lee Bates, Samuel Augustus Ward]
Arranged and conducted by Alan Broadbent
Charlie Haden, bass; Michael Brecker, tenor saxophone; Brad Mehldau, piano; Brian Brade, drums; with string orchestra
7. Nightfall (5:06) [Charlie Haden]
Arranged and conducted by Jeremy Lubbock
Charlie Haden, bass; Michael Brecker, tenor saxophone; Brad Mehldau, piano; Brian Brade, drums; with string orchestra
8. Ron's Place (7:27) [Brad Mehldau]
Arranged by Charlie Haden
Charlie Haden, bass; Michael Brecker, tenor saxophone; Brad Mehldau, piano; Brian Brade, drums
9. Bitter Sweet (6:43) [Son Sebesky]
Arranged and conducted by Alan Broadbent
Charlie Haden, bass; Michael Brecker, tenor saxophone; Brad Mehldau, piano; Brian Brade, drums; with string orchestra
10. Young And Foolish (5:36) [Arnold B.Horwitt, Albert Hague]
Arranged and conducted by Alan Broadbent
Charlie Haden, bass; Michael Brecker, tenor saxophone; Brad Mehldau, piano; Brian Brade, drums; with string orchestra
11. Bird Food (7:29) [Ornette Coleman]
Arranged by Charlie Haden
Charlie Haden, bass; Michael Brecker, tenor saxophone; Brad Mehldau, piano; Brian Brade, drums
12. Sotto Voce (5:10) [Vince Mendoza]
Arranged and conducted by Vince Mendoza; EVI and synthe programming, Judd Miller
Charlie Haden, bass; Michael Brecker, tenor saxophone; Brad Mehldau, piano; Brian Brade, drums
13. Love Like Ours (4:25) [Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Dave Grusin]
Arranged and conducted by Jeremy Lubbock
Charlie Haden, bass; Michael Brecker, tenor saxophone; Brad Mehldau, piano; Brian Brade, drums; with string orchestra
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