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Fri 22 Nov, 6.30pm, Fountain Room
50 years of Art Ensemble of Chicago Q&A
Don Moye and Roscoe Mitchell with Kevin Le Gendre
Celebrate 50 years of the champions of the Great Black Music with founder Don Moye and Roscoe Mitchell as they talk to Kevin Le Gendre about their careers.
The ensemble that evolved from founder Roscoe Mitchell’s musical vision, explorations and adventurous collaborations in Chicago is renowned for integrity of musical styles that span the history of jazz and multi-instrumental group improvisations. The day before this concert, sit down with Moye and Mitchell to hear first-hand about their experiences of the past half a century.
Listen: The Art Ensemble Of Chicago 50th Anniversary Special
Each month London label Erased Tapes will play a 2-hour set of specially selected tunes from their catalogue on wax as well as other favourites on NTS Radio.
Take a listen to this month's set The Art Ensemble Of Chicago 50th Anniversary Special.
Watch: Art Ensemble of Chicago live at Berlin Jazz Fest 1991
Art Ensemble of Chicago, were an American jazz group that embraced a diversity of African and African American styles and sources in their creation of what they preferred to call “Great Black Music.”
Barbican Sessions: Shabaka Hutchings
For our latest Barbican Session, one of the central figures of the London jazz scene, Shabaka Hutchings performs an improvised piece on bass clarinet.
Francis Gooding explores the birth of the British jazz scene and introduces the faces of a new wave.
Listen: Jazz on Spotify
Follow our regularly updated Jazz playlist for a sample of the music you'll hear across our programme.