Roscoe Mitchell

Art Ensemble - Early Combinations (NCD-029)

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Art Ensemble - Early Combinations

Roscoe Mitchell



NES 133213




Art Ensemble - Early Combinations

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As the title implies, this is the Art Ensemble in a formative stage. Three parts Roscoe Mitchell Art Ensemble and three parts Joseph Jarman quartet. "A To Ericka" was recorded for submission to a Jazz Festival in Poland and was not successful in landing them a ticket to Europe. "Quintet" was a dress rehearsal for a concert that was cancelled on the day of this recording. Luckily both performances survived on tape to reach a much larger audience than the concerts could have provided.


  • Roscoe Mitchell (alto & soprano sax, clarinet)
  • Joseph Jarman (alto & soprano sax, clarinet)
  • Lester Bowie (trumpet, flugelhorn)
  • Malachi Favors (bass)
  • Charles Clark (bass on 1 track)
  • Thurman Barker (drums)

Recorded in the Bowie home September 2 and November 2, 1967


  • 01. A To Ericka
  • 02. Quintet