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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/9780226376011.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 6 centers on the Art Ensemble’s activities during the 1970s. Back home in America, the musicians worked to build a larger domestic audience, a task that became easier after they signed with ... More


The Art Ensemble of Paris

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/9780226376011.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 3 focuses on the Art Ensemble’s Paris debut in the summer of 1969. The Chicagoans were an overnight success, rapidly finding performance opportunities, recording contracts, and enthusiastic ... More


On the Road

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/9780226376011.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 5 narrates the final year and a half of the Art Ensemble’s European sojourn. By the fall of 1969, word of the Art Ensemble had spread throughout the continent, and the band began venturing ... More


Great Black Music

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/9780226376011.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 8 addresses the Art Ensemble’s tenure at ECM Records, when the group achieved international renown and critical acclaim. By the 1980s, the band was touring more widely than ever, both abroad ... More


Conclusion

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/9780226376011.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Message to Our Folks concludes with a survey of the Art Ensemble’s final decades, from the 1980s into the twenty-first century. In the late 1980s, the musicians began touring and recording with ... 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


A Jackson in Your House

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/9780226376011.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 4 examines A Jackson in Your House, the first of fifteen albums the Art Ensemble of Chicago recorded in Europe. A Jackson in Your House brilliantly illustrates the band’s innovations in ... More


Live from the Jazz Showcase

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/9780226376011.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 9 concentrates on Live from the Jazz Showcase, a video recording that captures all the sounds and sights of an Art Ensemble performance. In this concert, the band plays pieces inspired by the ... 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


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


Live at Mandel Hall

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/9780226376011.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 7 explores the concert recording Live at Mandel Hall. Unlike the other performances analyzed in this book, Live at Mandel Hall contains relatively few intermedia elements. Instead, this ... More


The Magic of Juju: Improvising Ritual1

Jason C. Bivins

in Spirits Rejoice!: Jazz and American Religion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190230913
eISBN:
9780190230944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190230913.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

Preparation for and participation in musical improvisation is often understood to possess qualities similar to those of ritual. This chapter explores the nature of religious ritual and performance in ... More


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