2019 two CD set. Comprised of two discs: a meticulous studio session and the capture of a rousing live set at Edgefest in Ann Arbor, MI, We are on the Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration is exactly that, a commemoration of a half-century of magical music making. The greatness of The Art Ensemble of Chicago has always been the shared commitment of it's original members - Roscoe Mitchell, Lester Bowie, Joseph Jarman, Malachi Favors, and Famoudou Don Moye - to the total realm of African diasporic music: what they have long-termed Great Black Music - Ancient to the Future. Also important are the group's disparate musical and artistic personalities, comprised of jazz, advanced compositional techniques, theatrical performance, poetry, Pan-African percussion, all tied together with improvisational flair and the exploration of pure sound.
2019 two CD set. Comprised of two discs: a meticulous studio session and the capture of a rousing live set at Edgefest in Ann Arbor, MI, We are on the Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration is exactly that, a commemoration of a half-century of magical music making. The greatness of The Art Ensemble of Chicago has always been the shared commitment of it's original members - Roscoe Mitchell, Lester Bowie, Joseph Jarman, Malachi Favors, and Famoudou Don Moye - to the total realm of African diasporic music: what they have long-termed Great Black Music - Ancient to the Future. Also important are the group's disparate musical and artistic personalities, comprised of jazz, advanced compositional techniques, theatrical performance, poetry, Pan-African percussion, all tied together with improvisational flair and the exploration of pure sound.
808713008029

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Format: CD
Label: PIRC
Rel. Date: 04/26/2019
UPC: 808713008029

We Are On The Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration
Artist: Art Ensemble Of Chicago
Format: CD
New: Available $22.98
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Available Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Variations and Sketches from the Bamboo Terrace
2. Bell Song
3. We Are on the Edge
4. I Greet You with Open Arms
5. Chi-Congo 50
6. Jamaican Farewell Part I
7. Villa Tiamo
8. Saturday Morning
9. Jamaican Farewell Part II 1
10. Mama Koko 1
11. Fanfare and Bell 1
12. Oasis at Dusk 1
13. CD Two: We Are on the Edge/Cards 1
14. Oasis at Dusk 1
15. Chi-Congo 50 1
16. Tutankhamun 1
17. Mama Koko 1
18. Saturday Morning 1
19. Odwalla/The Theme

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2019 two CD set. Comprised of two discs: a meticulous studio session and the capture of a rousing live set at Edgefest in Ann Arbor, MI, We are on the Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration is exactly that, a commemoration of a half-century of magical music making. The greatness of The Art Ensemble of Chicago has always been the shared commitment of it's original members - Roscoe Mitchell, Lester Bowie, Joseph Jarman, Malachi Favors, and Famoudou Don Moye - to the total realm of African diasporic music: what they have long-termed Great Black Music - Ancient to the Future. Also important are the group's disparate musical and artistic personalities, comprised of jazz, advanced compositional techniques, theatrical performance, poetry, Pan-African percussion, all tied together with improvisational flair and the exploration of pure sound.