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The Art Ensemble of Chicago
"Great black music: Ancient to the future"
Filmed at the Berlin Jazzfest - October 31, 1991
The personnel of the Art Ensemble of Chicago:
Lester Bowie, trumpter
Joseph Jarman, reeds
Roscoe Mitchell, reeds
Malachi Favors Maghostut, bass
Famoudou Don Moye, drums
Their motto: Great black music: Ancient to the future
Joseph Jarman's solo begins at 4:49 after Roscoe Mitchell's.
This is not your father's jazz band.
The band first recorded together in 1966. In 1967 Joseph Jarman joined the group.
In 1969, when the group toured Europe they used more than 500 instruments.
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