AACM 50th Anniversary
Jez Nelson presents a special programme celebrating the 50th anniversary of pioneering Chicago-based organisation the Association of the Advancement of Creative Musicians.
A special programme celebrating the 50th anniversary of pioneering Chicago-based collective the AACM, featuring selected performances by AACM members from the Jazz on 3 archives.
Founded in 1965 with the aim of 'nurturing, performing, and recording serious, original music', the AACM (Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians) was at the forefront of the experimental jazz movement in the 1960s and '70s and continues to champion the avant-garde today.
Key members from across the decades include pianist and co-founder Muhal Richard Abrams, reeds player Anthony Braxton, drummer Jack DeJohnette and musicians from the Art Ensemble of Chicago.
Improvising pianist and AACM obsessive Alexander Hawkins joins Jez Nelson in the studio to mark the collective's half century and to pay tribute to its far-reaching influence.