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Art Ensemble Of Chicago: The Sixth Decade: From Paris to Paris

Read "The Sixth Decade: From Paris to Paris" reviewed by John Sharpe


Having first come to international prominence in Paris at the end of the '60s, it seems fitting for the Rogue Art imprint to celebrate the Art Ensemble Of Chicago's progression into their sixth decade in the same city. This double CD documents the performance of an extended AEC at the Sons d'hiver Festival in February 2019. Only reedman & composer Roscoe Mitchell and drummer Famoudou Don Moye survive from the original quintet but, rather than accept this as a limitation, ...

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Art Ensemble of Chicago: The Sixth Decade: From Paris to Paris

Read "The Sixth Decade: From Paris to Paris" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


Recorded live in Paris in February 2020, The Sixth Decade: From Paris to Paris. presents Art Ensemble Of Chicago—as defiantly daring avant-garde as that first night in Paris, 1969 —giving no quarter whatsoever in their lifelong, diasporic pursuit of creation unbound. Breaking at the pace of a dream, surviving co-founders saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell and drummer Famoudou Don Moye return to the moment of conception with a two hour, double disc set The Sixth Decade: From Paris to Paris, ...

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Art Ensemble Of Chicago: The Sixth Decade: From Paris to Paris

Read "The Sixth Decade: From Paris to Paris" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala


Parigi è città fatale per l'Art Ensemble of Chicago: nel 1969 fu traguardo del prodigio artistico e umano preparato negli anni precedenti da Roscoe Mitchell, Malachi Favors e Joseph Jarman, che avevano incrociato le proprie esperienze dapprima al Wilson Junior College di Chicago, nel 1961, poi nel lavoro con la Experimental Band di Muhal Richard Abrams, che dal '66 vide anche la partecipazione di Lester Bowie. Infine, nella formidabile attività musicale, didattica e sociale dell'Association for the Advancement of Creative ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (1966 - 1969)

Read "Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (1966 - 1969)" reviewed by Russell Perry


As hard bop was running out of steam and rock & roll was becoming the music of choice for the younger audience, many musicians were building on the innovations of Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor and John Coltrane, creating a new approach to jazz—Free Jazz (after Coleman's 1960 release of the same name) or, simply, the avant-garde. For solidarity in the face of limited venues for performance and indifferent audiences, creative musicians in Chicago banded together to found the Association for ...

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Live Review

Art Ensemble of Chicago 50th Anniversary

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Art Ensemble of Chicago Barbican Hall Art Ensemble of Chicago 50th Anniversary London November 23, 2019 There is nothing in the rule book which says that a band celebrating its 50th anniversary must avoid new material and instead trawl through its back catalogue. And in any case, the Art Ensemble of Chicago (AEC) threw away the rule book the day it began playing. The band's founding mission-statement was to ...

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The Art Ensemble of Chicago: We Are on the Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration

Read "We Are on the Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala


Quanta storia. Nel 1969 Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman e il più riluttante Malachi Favors, spinti dalla lungimiranza avventurosa di Lester Bowie, si trasferirono a Parigi, accolti dalla comunità degli artisti e degli appassionati con grande attenzione. Tra questi, c'era il batterista e promotore parigino Claude Delcloo, particolarmente attivo e in contatto fin dal 1968 con l'AACM di Chicago e il suo presidente Muhal Richard Abrams, come ricorda Paul Steinbeck nel suo Message to Our Folks: The Art Ensemble of Chicago, ...

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The Art Ensemble of Chicago: We Are On The Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration

Read "We Are On The Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


Bassist Malachi Favors, trumpeter Lester Bowie and saxophonist Joseph Jarman have all passed on, leaving the Art Ensemble of Chicago's remaining original members, saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell and drummer Famoudou Don Moye, to rebuild. We Are on the Edge is a double-CD package; it is a fifty-year celebration of the group, and a dedication to the departed members of the seminal offshoot of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM). It is not a project that bears a clear ...


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