Made in Chicago – Jack Dejohnette, Muhal Richard Abrams, Larry Gray, Roscoe Mitchell, Henry Threadgill

I purchased this audio CD recording through an Amazon secondary supplier. It is an amazing concert with many unique textures of sound that envelop the listener.

The 50th anniversary celebration of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians continues to flourish with Made In Chicago, an exhilarating live album.

Henry Threadgill: alto saxophone, bass flute
Roscoe Mitchell: alto, soprano and sopranino saxophones, bass recorder, baroque flute
Muhal Richard Abrams: piano
Larry Gray: double bass, cello
Jack DeJohnette: drums

Jack DeJohnette celebrates a reunion with old friends. In 1962, DeJohnette, Roscoe Mitchell and Henry Threadgill were all classmates at Wilson Junior College on Chicago’s Southside, pooling energies and enthusiasms in jam sessions. Shortly thereafter Jack joined Muhal Richard Abrams’ Experimental Band, and Roscoe and Henry soon followed him. When Abrams cofounded the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians in 1965, DeJohnette, Mitchell and Threadgill were all deeply involved from the outset, presenting concerts and contributing to each other’s work under the AACM umbrella.

Jack brought them together again for a very special concert at Chicago’s Millenium Park in August 2013, completing the group with the addition of bassist/cellist Larry Gray. The concert recording featuring compositions by Roscoe, Henry, Muhal and Jack, plus group improvising was mixed by Manfred Eicher and Jack DeJohnette at New York’s Avatar Studio.

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