The Art Ensemble of Chicago record ‘Fanfare for the Warriors’ for Atlantic Records (1973)

The Art Ensemble of Chicago’s ‘Fanfare for the Warriors’ is an album recorded on September 6–8, 1973 with Lester Bowie, Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell, Malachi Favors Maghostut and Don Moye along with Muhal Richard Abrams and released the same year by Atlantic.

Track Listing : 1.Illistrum (Malachi Favors Maghostut) – 08:17 . 2.Barnyard Scuffel Shuffel (Lester Bowie) – 05:12 . 3.Nonaah (Roscoe Mitchell) – 05:44 . 4.Fanfare For The Warriors (Joseph Jarman) – 07:58 . 5.What’S To Say (Joseph Jarman) – 04:02 . 6.Tnoona (Roscoe Mitchell) – 06:25 . 7.The Key (Roscoe Mitchell) – 01:15

Musicians : Lester Bowie – Trumpet, Percussions . Malachi Favors Maghostut – Bass, Percussions, Vocals . Joseph Jarman – Saxophones, Clarinets, Percussions . Roscoe Mitchell – Saxophones, Clarinets, Flute, Percussions . Don Moye – Drums, Percussion . Muhal Richard Abrams – Piano . The Art Ensemble Of Chicago – Band

Production : Produced By Michael Cuscuna

Package : Basil Pao – Design . Christian Piper – Illustrations

Recorded On September 6–8, 1973 At Paragon Studios, Chicago, Ill.

Released In 1973 By Atlantic.


troutmask @ RateYourMusic
Oddly, it’s the most straightforward piece that grabs me here. “Barnyard Scuffel Shuffle” is a great example of what happens when the group just cuts loose and playsand it’s completely glorious. […]

Muistardeaux Blog
Here, with AEC, we find the voice to be disruptive. From what we know of AEC, they are way into bringing this shit to and from Afrikaand in doing so have to use the voice. ok. […]

It’s typical and a very good example of the Art Ensemble’s work: colorful, sometimes lyrical, sometimes funny, sometimes violent. If you’re too young to have been around to check out the jazz scene in the ’70s, listen to this. It represents an important movement at its best. […]


The Art Ensemble of Chicago’s ‘Fanfare for the Warriors’


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