Art Ensemble of Chicago
Curated by Moor Mother
In the mid-1960s, Art Ensemble of Chicago sprung from the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM). Ever since, they have been celebrated as one of the most remarkable free jazz movements to arise from Chicago’s already rich jazz heritage. Moving far beyond jazz, avant-garde and performance art, the ensemble has created a realm that is entirely original. On the eve of the Art Ensemble’s 50th Anniversary, we celebrate their legacy and welcome them back in style, after a 25-year absence in The Netherlands.
Roscoe Mitchell - alto sax, soprano sax, sopranino sax, flute and percussion
Famoudou Don Moye - drums, congas, bongos and percussion
Hugh Ragin - trumpet, flugelhorn and piccolo trumpet
Jaribu Shahid - double bass
Tomeka Reid - cello