The Liberations Music Collective

The Liberation Music Collective is a socially-conscious big band dedicated to performing original compositions about contemporary social issues. "Siglo XXI" means "21st century" in Spanish, and we bring a modern approach to the tradition of protest music in jazz. By focusing on social issues and embracing a plurality of styles within a jazz context, we hope to bring jazz back into the sound of socially provocative music of our era. Each song on this album is dedicated to a specific challenge within our society today, and in between each song are snippets of interviews with band members speaking about music in the modern world. The album cover is a modern take on the traditional image of Lady Justice carrying a sword and scales--and with some shades instead of a blindfold.