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Art Ensemble Of Chicago*Certain Blacks

Label:America Records – 30 AM 6098
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:France
Released:
Genre:Jazz
Style:Free Jazz

Tracklist

ACertain Blacks "Do What They Wanna"24:00
B1One For Jarman6:00
B2Bye Bye Baby11:00
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Recorded February 10, 1970 in Paris.
Produced by Pierre Berjot for Philippe Thomas, Musidisc-Europe.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

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

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Certain Blacks (LP, Album)America Records, America Records6098, 30 AM 6098France1970
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Certain Blacks (LP, Album, Stereo)America RecordsM. 40-031 SSpain1971
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Certain Blacks (LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo)America Records, America RecordsM. 40-031-S, M. 40-031 SSpain1972
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Certain Blacks (LP, Album)America RecordsYP-7061-MUJapan1974
Certain Blacks (LP, Album, Reissue)Inner City RecordsIC 1004US1976

Reviews

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