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Roscoe Mitchell and the Art Ensemble of Chicago

Corey Mwamba with words and music from Roscoe Mitchell of the Art Ensemble of Chicago plus dancing electronics and societal lyrics from vocalist Cleveland Watkiss's UK All Stars.

Corey Mwamba presents the best improvised music from the outer edges of jazz and beyond.
This week, Roscoe Mitchell selects three tracks that have had a profound impact on him. Mitchell is a founding member of The Art Ensemble of Chicago, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, and is also part of the even longer-running Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) that has fostered the careers of so many exploratory musicians, including Henry Threadgill and Wadada Leo Smith.

Also in the show, a dazzling live recording of vocalist Cleveland Watkiss’ UK All Stars, featuring dancing electronics, driving rhythms and societal lyrics.

Produced by Rebecca Gaskell
A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3.

4 days left to listen

1 hour

Last on

Sun 17 Nov 2019 00:00

Music Played

  • Art Ensemble of Chicago

    We are on the Edge (feat. Moor Mother)

    • We are on the Edge.
    • Erased Tapes.
  • Cleveland Watkiss UK All Stars

    Click Wars - Armchair Theatre

    • Live at The Vortex.
  • The Plank, Stephen Scott & Morris English

    SS Organ / ME Drums

    • Plank Duos.
  • Guro Gravem Johansen & Sergio Castrillón


    • Ekelyveien 10.
    • Creative Sources ‎.
  • The John Coltrane Quartette

    Out of This World

    • Coltrane.
    • Impulse!.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita No. 2 in D Minor BWV 1004 - Gigue

    Performer: Yehudi Menuhin.
    • Yehudi Menuhin Plays Bach - The Unaccompanied Violin Sonatas and Partitas.
    • Angel Records ‎.
  • Ornette Coleman

    Lonely Woman

    • The Shape Of Jazz To Come.
    • Atlantic.
  • Art Ensemble of Chicago

    Villa Tiamo

    • We Are on the Edge.
    • Erased Tapes.
  • Loula Yorke

    Untitled #001

    • LDOLS.
    • Rum Records.
  • Chris Cundy

    Violet Meadow

    • Of All The Common Flowers.
  • Nina de Heney, Karin Johansson & Henrik Wartel


    • Quagmire.
    • Creative Sources ‎.


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