vendredi 29 avril 2011

Roscoe Mitchell Quartet - Live(Sackville - 1975)

Roscoe Mitchell Quartet(1975)

A1 Tnoona 6:42
A2 Music For Trombone And B♭ Soprano 14:35
B1 Cards 10:00
B2 Olobo

Roscoe Mitchell - Alto, Tenor, B♭ Soprano sax
Spencer Barefield - Guitar
Muhal Richard Abrams - Piano
George Lewis - Trombone

Recorded in concert at A Space, Toronto on the 4th and 5th of October 1975.

From the middle of 1970s, each member of Art Ensemble of Chicago (AEOC) started their own activities, as well as AEOC. Lester Bowie and Malachai Favors played music of combining Afro-American root music and free improvisation. Joseph Jarman and Don Moye seeked way to synthesize African ethnic music and improvisation music. The way of Roscoe Mitchell was the more avand-garde manners. He started quest from solo play with his ability as multi-reeds player in music of abstract and modern tastes. Different from other four collegues, his music at that time has very little taste of African or Afro-American.

This live album, issued by Sackville on 1975, is one of the typical ones. The music created by Roscoe and other three musicians is unique which not everyone can accept. But once attracted, this have very strong bind.

4 commentaires:

  1. Thank you, i love him and AEof Chicago. Thank you for sharing well written article.

  2. Thank you for your comment. Roscoe's own music became more abstract after years.

  3. One beautiful album!
    thank you!

  4. Table & Chairs Music and Roscoe Mitchell are putting on a concert at Seattle's Benaroya hall on June 7th, 2013. It will be the first ever concert dedicated to all different versions of Nonaah including Roscoe performing solo the world premier of his newest rendition of the piece. If you'd like to feature this event in your blog get in touch with us at