The Art Ensemble of Chicago - 50th Anniversary (1969-2019)

LONDON Barbican
Silk Street


Art Ensemble of Chicago, champions of the Great Black Music, celebrate their 50th anniversary with a tribute to Lester Bowie, Joseph Jarman and Malachi Favors Maghostut.

The ensemble that evolved from founder Roscoe Mitchell’s musical vision, explorations and adventurous collaborations in Chicago is renowned for integrity of musical styles that span the history of jazz and multi-instrumental group improvisations.

They have just released We are on the Edge on Pi Records, with a two-disc vinyl edition on Erased Tapes, after a studio recording
hiatus of 15 years. The group includes Roscoe Mitchell (saxophones) and Famoudou Don Moye (drums/percussion) who are joined by a constellation of special guests, including Junius Paul and more to be announced soon.

1) Roscoe Mitchell- Sax, Soprano

2) Famoudou Don Moye - Drums, Congas, African drums, Percussions.

3) Hugh Ragin- Trumpet, Piccolo Trumpet

4) Simon Sieger- Trombone

5) Brett Carson- Piano

6) Jean Cook- Volin

7) Eddy Kwon- Viola

8) Silvia Bolognesi- Bass

9) Jaribu Shahid- Bass

10) Junius Paul- Bass

11) Dudu Kouate- African drums, Percussions

12) Kikanju Baku- Drums, percussions