In addition to touring with his own band, Zenon's itinerary has been filled with work in such heralded ensembles as the SFJAZZ Collective, Guillermo Klein's Los Gauchos, the Charlie Haden Liberation Music Orchestra
and Antonio Sanchez's Migration.
A graduate of the Escuela Libre de Musica in San Juan, the Berklee College of Music in Boston and the Manhattan School of Music in New York, Zenon is best known as a sideman for Latin jazz greats such David Sanchez, Danilo Perez and Ray Barretto, the SF Jazz Collective and Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra
. The young alto saxophonist built up an impressive resume before launching a solo career, which included the CD "Ceremonial" in 2004.
The highlight for many was legendary McCoy Tyner Trio's gig at Cork Opera House last night in a Guinness sponsored event alongside Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra
Jazz CD of the week Charlie Haden Liberation Music Orchestra - Not In Our Name (Universal 292488) pounds 12.99 Back in 1968, bassist Charlie Haden got together with composer/arranger Carla Bley and a small big band and recorded an album of rearranged Spanish Civil War songs and original music with the intention of voicing their opposition to the Vietnam war and in support of liberation movements everywhere.
So, they unfurled the Liberation Music Orchestra banner Carla had sewn back in '68, got a new bunch of players together, and turned their attentions closer to home.
More disconcerting is bass player Charlie Haden, jazz's Great White Hope of the Left and leader of the long-dormant Liberation Music Orchestra
, whose 1999 output, a soporific album of strings and singers called The Art of the Song (Verve), is, in both text and music, a case study of the numbing-down of blue-chip jazz.
Zenon is also known for his performances with the SF Jazz Collective and Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra
, and recordings with the Mingus Big Band and Chiara Civello, among others.
The keyboard strings also let this disc downJazz DVD of the week Carla Bley -Live In Montreal (Universal 980 676-6) The trickle of jazz DVDs is slowly beginning to swell, and this is just one of a batch, featuring Charlie Haden and the Liberation Music Orchestra
, Dizzy Gillespie and Tito Puente among others.
CHARLIE HADEN/EGBERTO GISMONTI In Montreal (ECM): Back in 1989 the Montreal Jazz Festival dedicated a whole week of concerts to the bass player Charlie Haden, playing in a variety of contexts, ranging from piano trios with Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Paul Bley, a band with Joe Henderson, another with Pat Metheny and Jack DeJohnette, and one which reformed his project The Liberation Music Orchestra
Then Motian went on to work with Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra
, starting to lead his own bands in 1974.
CHARLIE HADEN Liberation Music Orchestra
: The Montreal Tapes (Verve): The Montreal Jazz Festival of 1989 paid the ultimate compliment to bass player Charlie Haden and dedicated no fewer than eight evenings to his music, with a different band each night.