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Art Ensemble of Chicago - Reese and the Smooth Ones - Actuel



Reese and the Smooth Ones is a 1969 album by the Art Ensemble of Chicago recorded in Paris for the French BYG Actuel label. It features performances by Lester Bowie, Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell and Malachi Favors Maghostut.

29th volume in the BYG Actuel series; gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl. "Originally released on the French BYG Actuel label, this a classic album recorded in Paris during August 1969 while the Art Ensemble was on its initial stay there with just a quartet featuring Roscoe Mitchell, Lester Bowie, Malachi Favors and Joseph Jarman. Reese And the Smooth Ones has a continuous piece featuring all the members playing lots of little instruments (horns, gongs, logs, bells, sirens, whistles, steel drums, marimba, banjo and more) in addition to their mainstays."

"Reese Part 1 / The Smooth Ones Part 1" - 20:02 "Reese Part 2 / The Smooth Ones Part 2" - 20:57 "Reese" composed by Roscoe Mitchell "The Smooth Ones" composed by Lester Bowie Recorded August 12, 1969 in Paris

Personnel Lester Bowie: trumpet, percussion instruments Malachi Favors Maghostut: bass, percussion instruments, vocals Joseph Jarman: saxophones, clarinets, percussion instruments Roscoe Mitchell: saxophones, clarinets, flute, percussion instruments

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