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Third Decade
Art Ensemble of Chicago
Third Decade
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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Different visions of the band's roots and possibilities emerge in this 1984 recording. The piece "Funky AECO" is a populist delight, a funk riff driven along by Malachi Favors's electric bass and Don Moye's precisely idiom...  more »

      
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All Artists: Art Ensemble of Chicago
Title: Third Decade
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Ecm Import
Release Date: 9/12/2000
Album Type: Original recording reissued, Import
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Avant Garde & Free Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 042282321329

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Different visions of the band's roots and possibilities emerge in this 1984 recording. The piece "Funky AECO" is a populist delight, a funk riff driven along by Malachi Favors's electric bass and Don Moye's precisely idiomatic backbeat, then given a surreal push by the unlikely and elephantine sound of Roscoe Mitchell's bass saxophone, with sly inflections contributed by Lester Bowie's trumpet. Joseph Jarman's "Prayer for Jimbo Kwesi" is an utterly different pleasure, a haunting African-flavored tune that weds its open harmonies and repeating melody to subtle use of flutes and synthesizers. Another moment of great subtlety arises in Bowie's refined invocation of Miles Davis in "The Bell Thing." --Stuart Broomer

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Good, But Not Essential
Michael B. Richman | Portland, Maine USA | 07/29/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Since we are all entitled to our own opinion, I have to disagree with this being selected as an essential recording. This is not one of the essential albums of the 80s, or even one of the Art Ensemble's best. "The Third Decade" basically rehashes their creations of the first two decades with some watered-down funk added for rhythmic appeal. It's a good thing the Art Ensemble rebounded in the fourth decade with the "Dreaming of the Masters" recordings and the classic "Alternative Express.""