The Roscoe Mitchell Art Ensemble
Nessa Records (US) 1968
N-2 (LP) Light blue label.
sleeve : VG+(SPSE: 6mm tear on one corner, some light dirts.)
media : EX-/EX-(some slightly noises. some slightly wear that does not affect to sounds.)
This album, released in 1968, features The Roscoe Mitchell Art Ensemble, led by American saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell, one of the founding members of AACM (Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians). This group, a precursor to the later-formed Art Ensemble of Chicago, was instrumental in its creation and was named in Paris the following year. While Joseph Jarman is not part of this ensemble, it includes notable musicians such as Malachi Favors (b), Lester Bowie (tp), and Rob Crowder (ds). The album opens with Favors' bass solo composition, A1, which would later be reinterpreted by the Art Ensemble of Chicago. This is followed by Mitchell's alto sax solo on A2 and Bowie's trumpet solo on A3, each showcasing the individuality of the musicians. The title track on the B side is an aggressively intense and impulsive session that extends for over 19 minutes. It's a recording bursting with youthful energy and provides a precious source where you can distinctly sense the origins of AACM.