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Human Arts Ensemble
Featuring Oliver Lake & Lester Bowie

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"Recorded In July, 1973 in St. Louis, Missouri under the sun"


Album" Under the Sun".

Originally self-issued and then picked up and distributed by Arista in those golden days when big labels actually supported musical exploration.

The tune the piece is based on comes from Afghanistan, heard on the radio once by one of the ensemble remembered, written down, and made the basis for this extended improvisation.

Lake and Bowie were members of the Black Artists Group (BAG) which fulfilled much the same function as Chicago's AACM (Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians.)

Great days which produced countless master musicians.


Lester Bowie - Trumpet
Oliver Lake - Alto Sax
Marty Erlich - Alto Sax, Tin Flute, Small Instruments
Carol Marshall - Vocal and Small Instruments
James Marshall - Alto Sax, Wooden Flutes, Punji (Snake Charmer Flute), Small Instruments
J.D. Parran - Bass Clarinet, Soprano Sax, Flute, Piccolo, Harmonica, Small Instruments
Victor Reef - Trombone
Charles Bobo Shaw, Jr - Drums
Butch Smith - Bass
Abdallah Yakub - Percussion, Small Instruments, Voice
Alan Suits - Tamboura
Vincent Terrell - Cello

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