Art Ensemble Of Chicago - Reese And The Smooth Ones

Art Ensemble Of Chicago - Reese And The Smooth Ones

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Jazz

For fans of The Lounge Lizards, John Zorn, Ornette Coleman, Jim Jarmusch and Painting with John.

"Recorded when the Art Ensemble of Chicago was in Paris and between drummers (Don Moye would not join up until 1970), this English imported LP has a continuous piece featuring trumpeter Lester Bowie, reed players Roscoe Mitchell and Joseph Jarman and bassist Malachi Favors all playing plenty of "little instruments" (which include various horns, gongs, logs, bells, sirens, whistles, steel drums, marimba, and banjo, among others) in addition to their mainstays. The episodic music continually holds one's interest, and overall, it makes a unified (if unpredictable) statement." Steve Yannow

1971 French pressing on BYG Records, gatefold, vinyl is NM, cover has some faded writing on it