Live in Paris (Art Ensemble of Chicago album)

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Live in Paris
Live album by Art Ensemble of Chicago
Released 1974
Recorded October 5, 1969 and August 13, 1970
Genre Jazz
Label BYG Actuel Japan
Art Ensemble of Chicago chronology
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Live in Paris
Art Ensemble of Chicago with Fontella Bass
Alternative Cover

Live in Paris is a double live album by the Art Ensemble of Chicago recorded in Paris and at the Jazz Festival de Châteauvallon and first released on the BYG Actuel label in Japan as two separate volumes ('Live Part 1' and 'Live Part 2') in 1974. It was issued on CD by Charly Records under the title 'Live In Paris' to avoid confusion with the Delmark 'Live At Delmark Hall' album (issued on CD under the title 'Live'), and then later issued in the US, with the same artwork and design, by Fuel 2000 Records in the US. It features performances by Lester Bowie, Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell, Malachi Favors Maghostut, Fontella Bass and Don Moye.


The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek states "This is the finest live recording by the Art Ensemble, and documents the first tour of a legendary band that created new standards not only for improvisation but for performance as well".[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Oh, Strange" (Bowie, Jarman) - 49:24
  • Recorded October 5, 1969 in Paris
  1. "Bon Voyage" (Bowie) - 46:39
  • Recorded August 13, 1970 at the Jazz Festival de Châteauvallon



  1. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed July 27, 2011