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Art Ensemble of Chicago, Federica Michisanti and other great new releases

Ludovico Granvassu By

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Sometime ago everybody kept saying that the CD was dead. Judging by the growing number of new records that keep coming out at an increasing pace, the CD is still alive and kicking! Intrestgingly, as the number of new jazz albums continues to grow, this has not been at the expense of the average quality of the new album.

This week we'll go through a heap of spectacular new releases, with a special emphasis on albums featuring piano and saxophone, and an ecstatic sampling of The Art Ensemble Of Chicago & Associated Ensembles, the definitive 21 CD set which is about to be relased by ECM to mark the 50th anniversary of both the German label and of the legendary Art Ensemble Of Chicago.

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