The Art Ensemble Of Chicago

We Are On The Edge: A 50th Anniversary Collection


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4LP : Special edition with live recordings

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50th anniversary album from the avant-garde jazz group that grew out of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) in the late 1960s.

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 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.
Tracklist
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

4LP only:
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)
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