The Art Ensemble Of Chicago

Their slogan is “Great Black Music - Ancient To the Future,” and for all the humor in their music, the Art Ensemble of Chicago takes that credo totally seriously. Mixing everything from marching band music to pop songs, deep blues to African percussion, plus the entire history of jazz, then melding the disparate musical and artistic interests of its members so that the whole was always much more than merely the sum of its parts, the Art Ensemble persisted and survived, against all odds, into the 21st Century. This cadre of rugged individualists might in part owe their collective endurance to the... Read More

Jazz, Avant-Garde
City Of Origin:
Chicago, ,Illinois United States
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