As If It Were the Seasons

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This set is one of the legendary early AACM releases. Joseph Jarman heard on alto, bassoon and soprano in addition to fife and recorder is featured shortly before he became a member of the Art Ensemble of Chicago. Some of his sidemen would become well-known pianist Richard Abrams, tenors Fred Anderson and John Stubblefield, while others remained obscure or short-lived bassist Charles Clark, drummer Thurman Barker, flutist Joel Brandon, trumpeter John Jackson and trombonist Lester Lashley. The two lengthy group improvisations Sherri Scott adds her voice to "Song for Christopher" contrast sound and silence, noise with more conventional sounds, "little instruments" with ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This set is one of the legendary early AACM releases. Joseph Jarman heard on alto, bassoon and soprano in addition to fife and recorder is featured shortly before he became a member of the Art Ensemble of Chicago. Some of his sidemen would become well-known pianist Richard Abrams, tenors Fred Anderson and John Stubblefield, while others remained obscure or short-lived bassist Charles Clark, drummer Thurman Barker, flutist Joel Brandon, trumpeter John Jackson and trombonist Lester Lashley. The two lengthy group improvisations Sherri Scott adds her voice to "Song for Christopher" contrast sound and silence, noise with more conventional sounds, "little instruments" with powerful saxophones. Certainly not for everyone's taste, the truly open-eared will find the innovative results quite intriguing.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/27/1996
  • Label: Delmark
  • UPC: 038153041724
  • Catalog Number: 417
  • Sales rank: 176,359

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Joseph Jarman Primary Artist, Bassoon, Fife, Recorder, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Fred Anderson Tenor Saxophone
Muhal Richard Abrams Piano, Oboe
Thurman Barker Percussion, Drums
Joel Brandon Flute
Charles Clark Bass, Cello, Koto
Lester Lashley Flute, Trombone
Sharon Scott Vocals
John Stubblefield Tenor Saxophone
John Jackson Trumpet
Sherri Scott Vocals
Charles Clark Cello, Koto
Technical Credits
Paul Serrano Engineer
Robert G. Koester Audio Production
John Simmons Cover Photo
Chuck Nessa Reissue Production Coordination
Ray Flerlage Cover Photo
Kate Hoddinott Adaptation to CD
Diane Allmen Cover Photo
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