Message to Our Folks, Art Ensemble of Chicago, 1970, BYG 529.328
Tracks: Old Time Religion, Dexterity, Rock Out, A Brain For The Seine
Musicians: Lester Bowie, Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell, Malachi Favors
Recorded on 12 August 1969 - Studio Saravah - Paris
Both day and night, Art Ensemble Of Chicago musicians play intensely. They are also activists who fight for racial equality, and you can hear it.
The compositions are meticulous, each one is personal and different from the other.
Roscoe Mitchell shines brightly, this funky "Rock out"... The Parker's cover is breathtakingly precise and the "gospel" opening the album is a masterpiece of invention and originality.
The second side opens the valves.