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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
In the 1970s and early '80s, the Revolutionary Ensemble lived up to its name. One of the major free improvising groups to emerge from Chicago's AACM, the unit featured stirring solos, tight but spontaneous ensembles and a unique sound formed by the blending of violinist Leroy Jenkins, bassist Sirone and drummer-percussionist Jerome Cooper. Twenty years after its last performances, the Revolutionary Ensemble came back together in 2004. Happily, the three musicians' fire, adventurous nature and determination to express themselves through their highly original music was still very much intact. And Now... has Jenkins, Sirone and Cooper performing a piece with forward momentum ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
In the 1970s and early '80s, the Revolutionary Ensemble lived up to its name. One of the major free improvising groups to emerge from Chicago's AACM, the unit featured stirring solos, tight but spontaneous ensembles and a unique sound formed by the blending of violinist Leroy Jenkins, bassist Sirone and drummer-percussionist Jerome Cooper. Twenty years after its last performances, the Revolutionary Ensemble came back together in 2004. Happily, the three musicians' fire, adventurous nature and determination to express themselves through their highly original music was still very much intact. And Now... has Jenkins, Sirone and Cooper performing a piece with forward momentum "Berlin Erfahrung", a dirge, a one-chord drone, the thoughtful "Light" and a whimsical and surprisingly gentle number "Ism Schism" that pays tribute to Western classical music. Fans of the group can rejoice that nothing has been lost through the years.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/19/2004
  • Label: Pi Recordings
  • UPC: 808713001327
  • Catalog Number: 13
  • Sales rank: 176,994

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Berlin Erfahrung (5:25)
  2. 2 Rumi Tales (6:55)
  3. 3 911-544 (20:53)
  4. 4 Light (7:48)
  5. 5 Ism Schism (9:22)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Revolutionary Ensemble Primary Artist
Jerome Cooper Cymbals, Drums, Bass Drums, Keyboards, Balafon
Leroy Jenkins Harmonica, Violin, Bells
Sirone Double Bass, Acoustic Bass
Technical Credits
Jerome Cooper Composer, Contributor
Leroy Jenkins Composer
Revolutionary Ensemble Producer
Sirone Composer
Michael Marciano Engineer, Mastering
Jon Rosenberg Engineer
Seth Rosner Executive Producer
Yulun Wang Producer, Executive Producer
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