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|Art Ensemble of Chicago|
Art Ensemble of Chicago: Live
Genres: Jazz, Pop
This CD documents a performance at the University of Chicago's Mandel Hall in 1972, the group's triumphal homecoming after a three-year stay in Europe. In the interim, percussionist Don Moye had become a full fledged membe... more »
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This CD documents a performance at the University of Chicago's Mandel Hall in 1972, the group's triumphal homecoming after a three-year stay in Europe. In the interim, percussionist Don Moye had become a full fledged member of the group, providing consistent drive and acting as a central focus for the extended percussion music that was increasingly a part of the music. The CD runs over 76 minutes and lists four pieces, but it's programmed as a single track. It's a virtually seamless musical journey that begins with Joseph Jarman's wailing alto and seems to move toward the heart of rhythm with instruments ranging from log drums to brake drums, saxophones to bicycle horns. The concert climaxes in an extended bass solo by Malachi Favors--the instrument first plucked and then bowed--that's a fitting reflection on the forces unleashed. --Stuart Broomer
Almost thirty years ago
Alan Johanson | Emerald Hills, CA United States | 03/18/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"the Art Ensemle of Chicago walked on stage and transported the assembled audience. Outside it was minus 25 degrees. Cars were frozen to the streets, the batteries stone cold. In Mandel Hall at the University of Chicago those who ventured out were invited to participate in a journey to the origin of music and back. Joseph Jarman and Roscoe Mitchell would move from sax to percussive instuments. As the Ensemble members colaborated on gongs, bells, gourds and marimbas Malachi Favors and Don Moye would bring up the tempo. Lester Bowie dressed in a white doctor's coat turned on the heat. A great live recording."
All aboard for Duffipels!
Eric Wagner | Freetopia | 12/22/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A wonderful AEC set. It has cacophany, humor and absolute spiritual radience. I remember I used to love to listen to the lp, laughing and singing along with the first side and floating and dreaming to the second. (I didn't tend to listen to the second lp as much.)"