Sounds of Love

SSC1646 2022-01-14

Track List

Constrictor - 10:00
The Blank-Faced Man - 8:31
Duke Ellington's Sounds of Love - 12:31
Love What? - 6:53
Remember Rockfeller at Attica - 9:21
Frivolocity - 4:31


John Hebert - bass
Taylor Ho Bynum - cornet
Tim Berne - alto saxophone
Fred Hersch - piano
Ches Smith - drums, percussion

Bassist John Hébert has long been influenced by Mingus’s music. It was Mingus’s 1975 Atlantic recording, Changes One, that etched the clarity of the legend’s vision and tone into Hébert’s mind. Using the music and ensemble fluidity of the album as a direct inspiration, Hébert assembled an incredible band to play with the spirit of Mingus as a beacon for a number of performances from 2011 to 2013. The recording, Sounds of Love, presents the ensemble in their element, in a thrillingly dynamic live performance.