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GRANDE MUSICA NERA

Triennale Teatro dell'Arte

Viale Emilio Alemagna, 6, 20121 Milano MI, Italia

STORIA DELL’ART ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO
Paul Steinbeck
analyzes the innovative introduced by the Art Ensemble of Chicago: the improvisation and social interaction that have brought the band across the ages of jazz.

THE ART ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO AND ASSOCIATED ENSEMBLES is a 21-CD limited edition box issued
as the standard bearers of Great Black Music celebrate their 50th anniversary. With their first ECM
album, the widely-acclaimed Nice Guys, the Art Ensemble’s revolutionary and polystylistic “ancient to
the future” mix of musics – from the deeply spiritual to the fiercely experimental – was illuminated in
new detail in Manfred Eicher’s panoramic production, and the stage set for many adventures to
follow.

Numerous distinguished creative musicians make appearances – the long list includes Muhal Richard
Abrams, Henry Threadgill, Craig Taborn, Vijay Iyer, Matthew Shipp, Tyshawn Sorey, Fontella Bass,
Charlie Haden, Kenny Wheeler, Corey Wilkes, Gerald Cleaver, Phillip Wilson, George Lewis, William
Parker, John Abercrombie, Eddie Gomez, and many more, in ECM recordings made between 1978
and 2015.