Jhon Kahsen | Love's Bitter Rage

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Love's Bitter Rage

by Jhon Kahsen

Acoustic jazz suite with influences as diverse as world music rhythms and operatic voices protesting U.S. foreign policy focusing on the School of the Americas.
Genre: Jazz: Weird Jazz
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1. Opening Theme
4:34 album only
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2. Global Jubilation
3:03 album only
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3. Drum Interlude #1
1:18 album only
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4. No Little Lament
4:41 album only
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5. Love's Bitter Rage - English vocal
6:53 album only
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6. Drum Interlude #2
1:30 album only
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7. Song of No Return
3:10 album only
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8. Orphan World
3:38 album only
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9. Run Free
4:51 album only
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10. Drum Interlude #3
1:51 album only
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11. Adrift
4:10 album only
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12. No Little Lament II
4:26 album only
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13. Drum Interlude #4
1:34 album only
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14. Global Jubilation II
5:10 album only
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15. Love Survives
4:16 album only
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16. Love's Bitter Rage - Spanish vocal
6:57 album only
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17. Drum Summation
1:35 album only
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18. Closing Theme
7:23 album only

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Album Notes
Jhon Kahsen BIO

Johnny Case, a.k.a. Jhon Kahsen, was born August 24, 1947, to musical parents. Most of his childhood was spent in Paris, Texas, where he and his older brother, guitarist Jerry Case, became child performers on area stage, radio, and television shows. By late 1964 when the Cases relocated in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Johnny had become a pianist playing in dance bands.

Known primarily as a jazz pianist, Johnny has performed with such distinguished jazz figures as James Clay, Billy Hart, Marchel Ivery, and Colin Bailey. In 1983 Case played at a reception for Ornette Coleman at the opening of Fort Worth's Caravan of Dreams. Most remarkable, perhaps, is the fact that Case has been playing mainstream jazz nightly for over 20 years at Sardines Ristorante in Fort Worth.

In the spring of 2003 Johnny related many of his music memories and experiences in an extensive oral history conducted by Dr. Peggy Brown for the University of North Texas. In June 2004 he was among the inaugural class of four veteran performers inducted into the Fort Worth Music Hall of Fame by FW Weekly newspaper. In September 2004 Case released Waiting For the Moment on Seabreeze, appeared with his quintet at Jazz by the Boulevard, and celebrated the 21st anniversary of his jazz gig at Sardines.

Although apolitical by nature, Johnny has become a political activist since the U.S. invasion of Iraq. He and his wife, Kitty, have marched in Crawford, attended war protests in Austin and Fort Worth, and distributed corporate-free alternative news publications. Beginning in 2005 all of Johnny's productions are issued with his "muslimized" name of Jhon Kahsen to represent his compassion for the countless civilian victims of U.S. atrocities.

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JUDY HALL

Provocative-insightful-challenging jazz -must read the program notes
Provocative: this CD , with its insightful program notes, force one to reflect on the cost of the US policies on the world's peoples. Joey Carter's penetrating drum tracks thread the listener deeper into the layers of Kahsen's now jublilant, now dark, wizardry. Surely track 9 captures a world gone mad. This is jazz at its best-challenging, beckoning the listener to leave apathy behind.
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Brandon A. Brown


One of the best new cd's I have heard. Jhon Kahsen's integrity and fire are what is missing today in music, and not just the jazz corner but all corners. And like most great bandleaders, he has surrounds himself with some of the most intelligent musicians: the huge sound of Sylvester Jones; tasteful percussion of Joey Carter; abstractions of flute and brass by Chris White. But most of all Jhon Kahsen is robustly poignent and tragically introspective, and has brought a new confidence to music being produced not only in Texas but anywhere else people are searching for a means of communicating love, passion, and frustration.
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