Message to Our Folks is a 1969 album by the Art Ensemble of Chicago recorded in Paris for the French BYG Actuel label. It features performances by Lester Bowie, Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell and Malachi Favors Maghostut. Old Time Religion" - 7:41. Dexterity" (Parker) - 4:05. A Brain For The Seine" (Art Ensemble of Chicago) 20:17. All compositions by Roscoe Mitchell except as indicated. Recorded August 12, 1969 in Paris.
Art Ensemble of Chicago. Message to Our Folks. The Art Ensemble of Chicago is one of the most enduring units dedicated to free improvisation and modern jazz composition in existence. They began as a series of projects led by saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell, a member of the Illinois-based non-profit Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians which is dedicated to nurturing serious, original music in Chicago's black community.
Two complete LPs by the Art Ensemble of Chicago are reissued in full on this single CD.
Now officially named the Art Ensemble of Chicago, between 1969 and 1971 the group recorded more than twelve albums’ worth of material, released at intervals on both European and American labels. This album might represent the fullest distillation of all that the Art Ensemble had built upon in twenty-odd years of togetherness.
This browser doesn't support this site Web Player. Switch browsers or download this site for your desktop. A Jackson In Your House, Message To Our Folks. By Art Ensemble Of Chicago. 1. A Jackson In Your House - Original. 2. Get In Line - Original. 3. The Waltz - Original.
A Jackson in Your House A. et in Line A. he Waltz B. ricka B. ong for Charles. C. ld Time Religion C. exterity C. ock Out . Brain for the Seine.
Recorded the day after Message to Our Folks, Reese and the Smooth Ones seamlessly combines Mitchell’s Reese and Bowie’s The Smooth Ones. Broken into two parts in the album era but meant to be heard as one continuous 41-minute piece, it offers some of the Art Ensemble’s bluesiest playing, fiercest solos and even some symphonic-type effects.