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All Apologies

PEOPLE IN SORROW (PART II) Art Ensemble of Chicago People in Sorrow Pathe-Marconi : 1969 Joseph Jarman, saxophones, clarinets, percussion; Roscoe Mitchell, saxophones, clarinets, flute, percussion; Lester Bowie, trumpet, percussion; Malachi Favors, bass, percussion, vocals. Dear C, Why does it… Continue reading

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D:O [Heart] The 80s, Part Three

  CHARLIE M Art Ensemble of Chicago Full Force ECM : 1980 Lester Bowie, trumpet; Joseph Jarman, saxophones; Roscoe Mitchell, saxophones; Malachi Favors Maghostus, bass; Famoudou Don Moye, drums, percussion. BLACK BLUES The Henry Threadgill Sextett Just the Facts and Pass… Continue reading

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Warmed Up

A year ago (or so), we started D:O with the post below. We had no idea what, exactly, we were warming up for, but whatever we had in mind, the past twelve months have exceeded our expectations by a wide… Continue reading

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Back to the Future

TATAS-MATOES CAREFREEÂ (Take Two) The Art Ensemble The Art Ensemble 1967/68 Nessa : 1968 Lester Bowie, trumpet, bass whistle, siren; Roscoe Mitchell, alto sax; Malachi Favors Maghostut, bass; Robert Crowder, drums. As the summer winds down here on the East… Continue reading

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Warm Up

THE ART ENSEMBLE Warm Up The Art Ensemble 1967/68 (Nessa) Lester Bowie, kelp horn; Roscoe Mitchell, alto sax; Malachi Favors Maghostut, bass/kazoo. A throat-clearing exercise. A group improvisation. Something to get the juices flowing. A building all-encompassing drone. A series… Continue reading

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