We are on the Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration

Format: CD
Release Date: 4/26/2019
Label: Pi Recordings
Availability: In Stock

Comprised of two discs: a meticulous studio session and the capture of a rousing live set at Edgefest in Ann Arbor, MI, We are on the Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration is exactly that, a commemoration of a half-century of magical music making. The greatness of The Art Ensemble of Chicago has always been the shared commitment of it's original members - Roscoe Mitchell, Lester Bowie, Joseph Jarman, Malachi Favors, and Famoudou Don Moye - to the total realm of African diasporic music: what they have long-termed Great Black Music - Ancient to the Future. Also important are the group's disparate musical and artistic personalities, comprised of jazz, advanced compositional techniques, theatrical performance, poetry, Pan-African percussion, all tied together with improvisational flair and the exploration of pure sound.

1. Variations and Sketches from the Bamboo Terrace
Length: 07:49
2. Bell Song
Length: 06:38
3. We are on the Edge
Length: 08:21
4. I Greet You with Open Arms
Length: 06:18
5. Chi-Congo 50
Length: 09:42
6. Jamaican Farewell, Pt. 1
Length: 01:26
7. Villa Tiamo
Length: 01:24
8. Saturday Morning
Length: 04:34
9. Jamaican Farewell, Pt. 2
Length: 01:40
10. Mama Koko
Length: 07:40
11. Fanfare and Bell (feat. Tomeka Reid)
Length: 06:48
12. Oasis at Dusk
Length: 08:13
13. We Are on the Edge / Cards
Length: 15:30
14. Oasis at Dusk
Length: 08:58
15. Chi-Congo 50
Length: 02:38
16. Tutankhamun
Length: 19:29
17. Mama Koko
Length: 11:06
18. Saturday Morning
Length: 05:16
19. Odwalla / The Theme
Length: 08:02
Album Details
Disc Count: 2
Total Length: 141:32
UPC: 808713008029