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Message to Our Folks: The Art Ensemble of Chicago

Paul Steinbeck

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226375960
eISBN:
9780226376011
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226376011.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Message to Our Folks is the first book about the Art Ensemble of Chicago, one of the most influential groups in jazz and experimental music. Unlike many texts in jazz studies and improvisation ... More


Wadsworth Jarrell and AFRICOBRA: Sheets of Color, Sheets of Sound

Graham Lock

in The Hearing Eye: Jazz & Blues Influences in African American Visual Art

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195340501
eISBN:
9780199852215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340501.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Popular

Wadsworth Jarrell, a co-founder of the AFRICOBRA (African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists) group of revolutionary artists, embarked on several series of jazz and blues-themed paintings in the 1980s ... More


Introduction

Paul Steinbeck

in Message to Our Folks: The Art Ensemble of Chicago

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226375960
eISBN:
9780226376011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226376011.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The members of the Art Ensemble belonged to the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), an African American community organization on Chicago’s South Side. Formed in 1965, the ... More


The South Side Scene

Paul Steinbeck

in Message to Our Folks: The Art Ensemble of Chicago

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226375960
eISBN:
9780226376011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226376011.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 1 offers a prehistory of the Art Ensemble. Malachi Favors, Joseph Jarman, and Roscoe Mitchell came of age in postwar Chicago, a city remade by African American migrants from the southern ... More


Two Art Ensembles

Paul Steinbeck

in Message to Our Folks: The Art Ensemble of Chicago

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226375960
eISBN:
9780226376011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226376011.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 2 chronicles the early years of the Association for Creative Musicians (AACM). Malachi Favors, Joseph Jarman, and Roscoe Mitchell joined the Association at its founding in 1965, enlisting in ... More


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