|I was fortunate enough to attend the first night of this 1977 concert series. Braxton's |
collaborative group with Jenkins and Smith was stellar. They had recorded for Delmark
a decade earlier. Music, as the AACM would later say, stronger than itself!
|This Joseph Jarman performance comes from 1975. A show done |
a year later at the University of Chicago was the first jazz concert
I saw after moving to the city. That solo show was later released
on the Art Ensembles' own label, AECO.
|This performance by multi-reed player and flute maker |
Douglas Ewart took place in 1977. The concerts below, featuring
Ewart's adventurous clarinet choir, were also held that year.
|I missed this one, unfortunately. George Lewis was (is) |
an amazing trombonist, electronics wizard, philosopher,
theoretician and – now – author and historian. He and
Douglas Ewart worked together quite often in the late
'70s. This show is from 1977.
|Here's Chicago's first couple of creative music. Later the |
Colsons made occasional appearances in New York, and
eventually moved there in the '80s.
|Ken Cheney is one of the less well known AACM members, |
but he's been a fixture on the Chicago scene since the '60s.
He works most often with reed player Mwata Bowden.
|This series was from 1977. Ed Wilkerson was one of the |
younger AACM members at the time and was just
beginning to display his talents as a composer and
arranger. He often partnered with Light Henry Huff.
1. Alto solo #1, trio
2. Bass and drum duet
3. Alto solo#2, trio
4. Alto and drums duet
5. Sopranino and conga duet
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