Ancient to the Future

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Ancient to the Future
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Studio album by Art Ensemble of Chicago
Released 1987
Recorded March 17–19, 1987
Genre Jazz
Length 47:34
Label DIW
Producer Art Ensemble of Chicago
Art Ensemble of Chicago chronology
Ancient to the Future
The Alternate Express
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Ancient to the Future: Dreaming of the Masters Series Vol. 1 is a 1987 album by the Art Ensemble of Chicago released on the Japanese DIW label. It features performances by Lester Bowie, Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell, Malachi Favors Maghostut and Don Moye with Bahnamous Lee Bowie guesting.


The Allmusic review by Brian Olewnick describes the album as "Considered by some to be the Art Ensemble's "pop" record, this album is also one of the very best from the latter portion of their career".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Sangaredi/Blues for Zen" (Moye/Jarman) - 9:02
  2. "Creole Love Call" (Ellington) - 5:55
  3. "These Arms of Mine" (Redding) - 5:12
  4. "No Woman, No Cry" (Ford, Marley) - 9:23
  5. "Purple Haze" (Hendrix) - 5:36
  6. "Zombie" (Kuti) - 5:52
    • Recorded March 17–19, 1987 in Brooklyn



  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Olewnick. B. Allmusic review accessed 12 February 2009.