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Art Ensemble of Chicago
Tribute to Lester

Roscoe Mitchell reeds, percussion
Malachi Favors Maghostus double-bass, percussion
Famoudou Don Moye drums, percussion
 
Sangaredi
Suite for Lester
Zero: Alternate Line
Tutankhamun
As Clear as the Sun
He Speaks to Me Often in Dreams

Recorded September 2001
ECM 1808
 
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When AEC trumpeter Lester Bowie died in November 1999 at the age of 58, the jazz world lost one of its great originals –­ a flamboyant sound-painter, a great soloist, a musical philosopher, and a charismatic performer. On this memorial album his friends and colleagues give a sense of his freewheeling, larger-than-life character. Powerful and uncompromising, “Tribute To Lester” is the first new Art Ensemble recording on ECM in almost 20 years, and one of their very finest discs.