Episode #2085

Program #2085

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Friday, October 18, 2002

Originally comprised of saxophonists Roscoe Mitchell and Joseph Jarman, trumpeter Lester Bowie, bassist Malachi Favors, and later, drummer Famoudou Don Moye, the Art Ensemble of Chicago enjoyed a reputation as the most influential avant-garde jazz group of the 1970s and '80s. The ensemble helped pioneer the fusion of jazz with European art music and indigenous African music, as several retrospective CDs from this era indicate. Along with his work with AEC, Lester Bowie formed Brass Fantasy, an all-brass, postmodern big band that became his most popular vehicle. And Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek (pictured) pioneered an icy tone and liberal use of space that was perfect for the ECM sound, as selections from that label reveal.

PROGRAM # 2085 (First aired on Friday, October 18, 2002)





Jan Garbarek

rarum II: selected recordings

Veddene [5:30]
The Path [7:00]
It's OK to Listen to the Gray Voice [4:30]

ECM #440-014-167**

Art Ensemble of Chicago

rarum VI: selected recordings

Prayer for Jimbo Kwesi [9:20]

ECM #440-014-196**

Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy

I Only Have Eyes For You

I Only Have Eyes For You [7:00]

ECM 1296

Art Ensemble of Chicago

rarum VI: selected recordings

Odwalla [4:00]

See above.

Jan Garbarek

rarum II: selected recordings

Aichuri, The Song Man [5:00]
Molde canticle [5:00]
Belonging [2:00]

See above.

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