The Art Ensemble of Chicago

The Art Ensemble of Chicago

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Folkus
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Charlie M
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Prayer For Jimbo Kwesi
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Magg Zelma
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Nice Guys

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Originally comprised of saxophonists Roscoe Mitchell and Joseph Jarman, trumpeter Lester Bowie, bassist Malachi Favors, and later, drummer Famoudou Don Moye, the Art Ensemble of Chicago enjoyed a critical reputation as the finest and most influential avant-garde jazz ensemble of the 1970s and '80s. Whether or not that reputation was wholly deserved is, in retrospect, subject to debate -- the World Saxophone Quartet and the Cecil Taylor Unit may well have been more influential. N... Read more

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