“La Commune” is a suite that I composed as a tribute to the Paris Commune of 1871. The Paris Commune began as a working class uprising; Paris was seized and controlled by workers for over two months, these events representing one of the first working class revolutions in human history and one of the first working class governments, taking place just 80 years after the French Revolution, which had marked the end of Feudalism and the beginning of Capitalism. Although the Commune was eventually crushed by the French and Prussian armies, the Commune still represents the potential of the working class to unify and seize control of the productive forces of society and operate them in their best interests.
The compositions feature:
Jason Harnell on Drums
David J. Carpenter on acoustic bass guitar
Joel Peloquin on guitar
Leonard Thompson on keyboard
Storm Nilson on guitar
Mark Ferber on drums
Sara Gazarek vocals on track 3. (courtesy of Native Language Music)
Matt Otto composer/tenor Sax
The album was recorded, engineered and produced by David J. Carpenter (Big As Records) and released under the Jazz Collective Records label.
Mixed By David J. Carpenter and David Issac
Mastered by Alan Yoshida
You can preview the tracks from the CD baby store listing below: