Art Ensemble Of Chicago* ‎– Certain Blacks

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America Records ‎– 30 AM 6098
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Recorded February 10, 1970 in Paris.
Produced by Pierre Berjot for Philippe Thomas, Musidisc-Europe.

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  • Matrix / Runout (SIDE A): MU 6098 A LNMP
  • Matrix / Runout (SIDE B ): MU 6098 B LNMP
  • Rights Society: BIEM

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
6098, 30 AM 6098 Art Ensemble Of Chicago* Certain Blacks(LP, Album) America Records, America Records 6098, 30 AM 6098 France 1970 Sell This Version
067 848-2 Art Ensemble Of Chicago* Certain Blacks(CD, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM) America Records 067 848-2 France 2004 Sell This Version
IC 1004 Art Ensemble Of Chicago* Certain Blacks(LP, Album, RE) Inner City Records IC 1004 US 2014 Sell This Version
IC 1004 Art Ensemble Of Chicago* Certain Blacks(LP, Album, Dar) Inner City Records IC 1004 US 1976 Sell This Version
IC 1004 Art Ensemble Of Chicago* Certain Blacks(LP, Album, RE) Inner City Records IC 1004 US 1976 Sell This Version

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jamesjazzy

jamesjazzy

October 3, 2015

probably their best album albeit it is a little raucous.
peopleinsorrow

peopleinsorrow

May 6, 2009

This is a collaboration with Chicago avant garde bluesmen (who appear on Archie Shepp's _Black Gypsy_). Along with the string quartet added _Go Home_ this is perhaps one of the most adventurous recordings of the ensemble. Side 1 is powerful, amusing, and freaky AEOC music, but with added color of the additional musicians. Side 2 is somewhat weaker and more awkward than the other side. The first track, _One For Jarman_, is the standard AEOC that walks on a fine line between tonal and atonal sounds. The second track, _Bye, Bye Baby_, is kind of dull, and to my ear, the weak of the entire album. Overall, the superior performance of Side 1 makes this record worthwhile.