Chico (album)

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Chico (album)
Live album by Chico Freeman
Released 1977
Recorded 1977
Genre Jazz
Length 41:41
Label India Navigation
Producer India Navigation
Chico Freeman chronology
Morning Prayer
(1976)
Chico
(1977)
Beyond the Rain
(1977)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Chico is a post-bop jazz lp by Chico Freeman on India Navigation Records IN 1031 -on which Chico switches between tenor saxophone, bass clarinet and flute during long, explorative tracks.[2]

The lp consists of compositions by Mr. Freeman and his frequent bassist, Cecil McBee. All of side 2 was recorded in concert in New York City.

Criticism[edit]

Jazz critic Scott Yanow wrote: “Freeman shows why he was rated so high during this early productive period.”[3]

Background[edit]

The album is part of the AACM American experimental music group movement, whose motto is "Great Black Music, Ancient to the Future."[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Moments" (Freeman, McBee) – 16:31
    • a) Generation
    • b) Regeneration
  2. "And All The World Moved…" (Freeman, McBee) – 9:05
  3. "Merger" (Freeman)– 16:05

Reissues[edit]

An audio cd of this record was released in 1992 and again in 2000 by India Navigation, with the 24-minute, three-part "Moments" expanded by 7:23 for the reissue.[5]

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • India Navigation Company
  • Cover art: James Russell

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ India Navigation LP IN-1035
  3. ^ All Music Guide to Jazz –ISBN 0-87930-530-4
  4. ^ A power stronger than itself: The AACM and American Experimental Music, by George Lewis, University of Chicago Press, 2008, ISBN 0-226-47695-2, ISBN 978-0-226-47695-7
  5. ^ http://www.allmusic.com