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Message to our folks: the Art Ensemble of Chicago

Message to our folks: the Art Ensemble of Chicago

Steinbeck, Paul, author

This year marks the golden anniversary of the Art Ensemble of Chicago, the flagship band of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians. Formed in 1966 and flourishing until 2010, the Art Ensemble distinguished itself by its unique performance practices - members played hundreds of instruments on stage, recited poetry, performed theatrical sketches, and wore face paint, masks, lab coats, and traditional African and Asian dress. The group, which built a global audience and toured across six continents, presented their work as experimental performance art, in opposition to the jazz industry's traditionalist aesthetics. In this book, Paul Steinbeck combines musical analysis and historical inquiry to give us the definitive study of the Art Ensemble

Hardback, Book. English.
Published Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2017
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Statement of responsibility: Paul Steinbeck
ISBN: 022637596X, 9780226375960
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xi, 346 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
Subject: Music.; Art Ensemble of Chicago History.; Jazz Illinois Chicago History and criticism.; African Americans Illinois Chicago Music History and criticism.