The Art Ensemble of Chicago and Associated Ensembles

Format: CD
Release Date: 11/30/2018
Label: ECM Records
Style(s): Free
$136.98
Availability: Low Stock
Overview

"The Art Ensemble of Chicago is alone in jazz history for reaching back conceptually to long before there ever was anything called jazz and moving toward a future beyond category." - Nat Hentoff This is a 21-CD limited edition box issued as the standard bearers of Great Black Music prepare to celebrate their 50th anniversary. Both the Art Ensemble of Chicago and ECM Records were founded in 1969, and there have been many shared adventures. As Roscoe Mitchell says, "It has been amazing to have taken this journey together." With their first ECM album, the widely-acclaimed Nice Guys, the Art Ensemble s revolutionary and polystylistic ancient to the future mix of musics - from the deeply spiritual to the fiercely experimental - was illuminated in new detail in Manfred Eicher s panoramic production, and the stage set for many adventures to follow. These included the albums Full Force, Urban Bushmen, and The Third Decade with the classic AEC quintet line up of Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Lester Bowie, Malachi Favors Moghostut and Famoudou Don Moye. All of Bowie's and Mitchell's subsequent ECM recordings are also gathered together here. Charismatic trumpeter Lester Bowie is heard here with his Brass Fantasy group, with Wadada Leo Smith and with Jack DeJohnette. Multi-reed master and primary AEC conceptualist Roscoe Mitchell appears with his Note Factory band, with the Transatlantic Art Ensemble co-founded with Evan Parker, and with an historic trios project recorded at Chicago s Museum of Contemporary Art. Numerous distinguished creative musicians make appearances the long list includes Muhal Richard Abrams, Henry Threadgill, Craig Taborn, Vijay Iyer, Matthew Shipp, Tyshawn Sorey, Fontella Bass, Charlie Haden, Kenny Wheeler, Corey Wilkes, Gerald Cleaver, Phillip Wilson, George Lewis, William Parker, John Abercrombie, Eddie Gomez, and many more, in ECM recordings made between 1978 and 2015. An accompanying 300-page book reprises all original album covers, poetry by Joseph Jarman and liner notes, plus photographs (some previously unpublished), archival documents and details, and new introductory texts.

Tracks
1. Ja
Length: 08:39
2. Nice Guys
Length: 01:41
3. Folkus
Length: 10:59
4. 597 - 59
Length: 06:43
5. Cyp
Length: 04:49
6. Dreaming of the Master
Length: 11:40
7. Magg Zelma
Length: 19:50
8. Care Free
Length: 00:46
9. Charlie M
Length: 09:17
10. Old Time Southside Street Dance
Length: 05:11
11. Full Force
Length: 07:24
12. Promenade: Cote Bamako I
Length: 04:11
13. Bush Music
Length: 05:05
14. Urban Magic: March / Warm Night Blues Stroll / Down the Walkway / RM Express
Length: 15:39
15. Sun Precondition Two / Theme for Sco: Soweto Messenger / Bushman Triumphant / Entering the City / Announcement of Victory
Length: 21:53
16. New Yorks Is Full of Lonely People
Length: 07:37
17. Ancestral Meditation
Length: 06:56
18. Uncle
Length: 17:29
19. Peter and Judith
Length: 02:39
20. Promenade: Cote Bamako II
Length: 05:57
21. Odwalla / Theme
Length: 05:14
22. Prayer for Jimbi Kwesi
Length: 09:47
23. Funky AECO
Length: 07:39
24. Walking in the Moonlight
Length: 04:07
25. The Bell Piece
Length: 06:02
26. Zero
Length: 05:55
27. Third Decade
Length: 08:19
28. Divine Love
Length: 21:47
29. Tastalun (Dedicated to Lester Bowie)
Length: 06:39
30. Spirituals: The Language of Love
Length: 15:28
31. The Great Pretender
Length: 16:50
32. It's Howdy Doody Time
Length: 02:07
33. When the Doom (Moon) Comes Over the Mountain: a) Doom? b) When the Moon Comes Over the Mountain
Length: 03:38
34. Rios Negros
Length: 07:15
35. Rose Drop
Length: 07:25
36. Oh, How the Ghost Sings
Length: 05:50
37. For Louie
Length: 12:14
38. Spacehead
Length: 06:47
39. Ghosts
Length: 03:09
40. All the Magic / Everything Must Change / T. Jam Blues
Length: 15:51
41. Let the Good Times Roll
Length: 06:47
42. Organic Echo
Length: 03:18
43. Dunce Dance
Length: 02:05
44. Charlie M. Pt. 2
Length: 02:51
45. Thirsty?
Length: 03:31
46. Almost Chistmas
Length: 04:52
47. Down Home
Length: 02:40
48. Okra Influence
Length: 04:39
49. Miles Davis Meets Donald Duck
Length: 01:38
50. Ded Ded's Face
Length: 02:05
51. Monkeys Waltz
Length: 01:35
52. Fradulent Fanfare
Length: 01:01
53. Organic Echo, Pt. 2
Length: 05:31
54. I Only Have Eyes for You
Length: 10:26
55. Think
Length: 01:35
56. Lament
Length: 13:47
57. Coming Back, Jamaica
Length: 05:14
58. Nonet
Length: 14:25
59. When the Spirit Returns
Length: 07:44
60. The Emperor
Length: 10:09
61. Saving All My Love for You
Length: 05:06
62. B Funk
Length: 03:48
63. Blueberry Hill
Length: 05:24
64. Crazy
Length: 05:23
65. Macho (Dedicated to Machito)
Length: 06:16
66. No Shit
Length: 05:11
67. Oh, What a Night
Length: 05:33
68. Sangaredi
Length: 07:42
69. Suite for Lester
Length: 05:22
70. Zero / Alternate Line
Length: 09:16
71. Tutankhamun
Length: 08:10
72. As Clear as the Sun
Length: 12:41
73. He Speaks to Me Often in Dreams
Length: 13:52
74. Leola
Length: 09:35
75. Dream and Response
Length: 05:35
76. For Lester B
Length: 06:07
77. Jamaican Farewell
Length: 05:45
78. Hop Hip Bip Bir Rip
Length: 05:59
79. Nine to Get Ready
Length: 03:52
80. Bessie Harris
Length: 06:47
81. Fallen Heroes
Length: 06:33
82. Move Toward the Light
Length: 03:24
83. Big Red Peaches
Length: 02:03
84. I
Length: 13:36
85. II
Length: 04:07
86. III
Length: 18:34
87. IV
Length: 05:42
88. V
Length: 03:54
89. VI
Length: 03:17
90. VII
Length: 09:12
91. VIII
Length: 14:48
92. IX
Length: 05:58
93. Overture
Length: 01:21
94. Furrow 1
Length: 08:09
95. Furrow 2
Length: 05:46
96. Furrow 3
Length: 11:07
97. Furrow 4
Length: 05:21
98. Furrow 5
Length: 08:20
99. Furrow 6
Length: 12:52
100. Finale
Length: 06:19
101. Far Side / Cards / Far Side
Length: 30:56
102. Quintet 2007 a for Eight
Length: 09:56
103. Trio Four for Eight
Length: 12:37
104. Ex Flover Five
Length: 12:24
105. Spatial Aspects of the Sound
Length: 12:14
106. Panoply
Length: 07:36
107. Prelude to a Rose
Length: 12:44
108. Dancing in the Canyon
Length: 10:23
109. EP 7849
Length: 08:13
110. Bells for the South Side
Length: 12:35
111. Prelude to the Card Game, Cards for Drums, and the Final Hand
Length: 16:03
112. The Last Chord
Length: 12:26
113. Six Gongs and Two Woodblocks
Length: 07:50
114. R509A Twenty B
Length: 01:34
115. Red Moon in the Sky / Odwalla
Length: 25:49
116. Bayou Fever
Length: 08:40
117. Where or Wayne
Length: 12:25
118. Dream Stalker
Length: 05:55
119. One Handed Woman
Length: 10:49
120. Silver Hollow
Length: 08:24
121. Salsa for Eddie G.
Length: 16:05
122. Where or Wayne
Length: 12:29
123. Bayou Fever
Length: 18:24
124. Multo Spiliagio
Length: 09:33
125. Chant
Length: 16:56
126. Jack 5
Length: 14:53
127. This
Length: 12:13
128. Museum of Time
Length: 13:37
129. Leave Don't Go Away
Length: 10:19
130. Announcement
Length: 03:28
131. Ten Minutes
Length: 06:09
Album Details
Disc Count: 21
Total Length: 1113:47
UPC: 602567920892