The Art Ensemble Of Chicago We Are On The Edge 4LP Box Set
The Art Ensemble Of Chicago We Are On The Edge 4LP Box Set The Art Ensemble Of Chicago We Are On The Edge 4LP Box Set The Art Ensemble Of Chicago We Are On The Edge 4LP Box Set
Genre: Jazz
Label: Erased Tapes
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,

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The Art Ensemble Of Chicago We Are On The Edge 4LP Box Set

The Art Ensemble Of Chicago

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ERTLP123LE
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Expanded Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Celebratory Album On 4LP!

Iconic, innovative and internationally renowned force in avant-garde music The Art Ensemble of Chicago released their 50th anniversary celebratory album We Are On The Edge in 2019, and Erased Tapes are honored to announce the vinyl edition of this exceptional body of work.

Led by surviving founding members Roscoe Mitchell and drummer Famoudou Don Moye, these brand new recordings involve a staggering array of contemporary artists ranging from across the jazz, experimental and improvised music spheres; from the visionary poet and musician Moor Mother, trumpeters Fred Berry and Hugh Ragin, who have performed with Mitchell for over five and four decades, to bassist Jaribu Shahid, supreme cellist Tomeka Reid, celebrated flute virtuoso Nicole Mitchell and the extraordinary voice of Rodolfo Cordova-Lebron.

The release features a meticulous studio session of the newly assembled group of musicians, combining re-recordings of works spanning the last 50 years, some never before recorded, as well as new compositions. The 4-LP special edition also includes their live set recorded at Edgefest, the annual experimental jazz and creative new music festival in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The sheer breadth of the ensemble's collective expression is staggering, ranging from Mitchell's art songs and through-composed pieces, Moye's percussion workouts, and, of course, collective improvisation. Particularly powerful is the contribution of Moor Mother (Camae Ayewa), who, to prepare for the recording, was given nothing more than some old Art Ensemble recordings to listen to and the directive from Mitchell to "just be you". Mitchell and Moye are now 78 and 72, respectively, but one would never guess by their outlook. There is, of course some wistfulness when looking back, particularly with the passing of Joseph Jarman earlier in 2019, but the overwhelming feeling is anticipation of what is coming next or, as Moye always says, "focus and forward motion". It's a clarion statement that Mitchell and Moye are intent on ushering The Art Ensemble of Chicago forcefully into its sixth decade. As Moor Mother declares: "We are on the edge!"

Features

  • Expanded Limited Edition
  • 4LP Box Set
  • Includes live recordings not found on the standard 2LP
  • Lift-off lid with embossed text

Selections

  1. Bell Song
  2. We Are On The Edge
  3. I Greet You With Open Arms
  4. Chi-Congo 50
  5. Jamaican Farewell Part I
  6. Villa Tiamo
  7. Saturday Morning
  8. Jamaican Farewell Part II
  9. Mama Koko
  10. Fanfare And Bell
  11. Variations And Sketches From The Bamboo Terrace
  12. Oasis At Dusk
  13. We Are On The Edge/Cards (Live)
  14. Oasis At Dusk (Live)
  15. Chi-Congo 50 (Live)
  16. Tutankhamun (Live)
  17. Mama Koko (Live)
  18. Saturday Morning (Live)
  19. Odwalla/The Theme (Live)
Description

Expanded Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Celebratory Album On 4LP!

Iconic, innovative and internationally renowned force in avant-garde music The Art Ensemble of Chicago released their 50th anniversary celebratory album We Are On The Edge in 2019, and Erased Tapes are honored to announce the vinyl edition of this exceptional body of work.

Led by surviving founding members Roscoe Mitchell and drummer Famoudou Don Moye, these brand new recordings involve a staggering array of contemporary artists ranging from across the jazz, experimental and improvised music spheres; from the visionary poet and musician Moor Mother, trumpeters Fred Berry and Hugh Ragin, who have performed with Mitchell for over five and four decades, to bassist Jaribu Shahid, supreme cellist Tomeka Reid, celebrated flute virtuoso Nicole Mitchell and the extraordinary voice of Rodolfo Cordova-Lebron.

The release features a meticulous studio session of the newly assembled group of musicians, combining re-recordings of works spanning the last 50 years, some never before recorded, as well as new compositions. The 4-LP special edition also includes their live set recorded at Edgefest, the annual experimental jazz and creative new music festival in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The sheer breadth of the ensemble's collective expression is staggering, ranging from Mitchell's art songs and through-composed pieces, Moye's percussion workouts, and, of course, collective improvisation. Particularly powerful is the contribution of Moor Mother (Camae Ayewa), who, to prepare for the recording, was given nothing more than some old Art Ensemble recordings to listen to and the directive from Mitchell to "just be you". Mitchell and Moye are now 78 and 72, respectively, but one would never guess by their outlook. There is, of course some wistfulness when looking back, particularly with the passing of Joseph Jarman earlier in 2019, but the overwhelming feeling is anticipation of what is coming next or, as Moye always says, "focus and forward motion". It's a clarion statement that Mitchell and Moye are intent on ushering The Art Ensemble of Chicago forcefully into its sixth decade. As Moor Mother declares: "We are on the edge!"

Features

  • Expanded Limited Edition
  • 4LP Box Set
  • Includes live recordings not found on the standard 2LP
  • Lift-off lid with embossed text

Selections

  1. Bell Song
  2. We Are On The Edge
  3. I Greet You With Open Arms
  4. Chi-Congo 50
  5. Jamaican Farewell Part I
  6. Villa Tiamo
  7. Saturday Morning
  8. Jamaican Farewell Part II
  9. Mama Koko
  10. Fanfare And Bell
  11. Variations And Sketches From The Bamboo Terrace
  12. Oasis At Dusk
  13. We Are On The Edge/Cards (Live)
  14. Oasis At Dusk (Live)
  15. Chi-Congo 50 (Live)
  16. Tutankhamun (Live)
  17. Mama Koko (Live)
  18. Saturday Morning (Live)
  19. Odwalla/The Theme (Live)
ISBN
ASSOC
R
Genre
Jazz
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
2.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Artist
The Art Ensemble Of Chicago
Title
We Are On The Edge (Expanded)
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
Record Speed
33RPM
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
09-05-2019
Release Date
09-12-2019
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
Scratch & Dent
0
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