Avant Pop

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Avant Pop
Avant Pop (album).jpg
Studio album by Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy
Released 1986
Recorded March 1986
Genre Jazz
Length 47:10
Label ECM
Producer Manfred Eicher
Lester Bowie chronology
Avant Pop
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Avant Pop is the fourth album by Lester Bowie recorded for ECM and the second album by his "Brass Fantasy" group. It was released in 1986 and features performances by Bowie, Vincent Chancey, Frank Lacy, Rasul Siddik, Steve Turre, Malachi Thompson, Stanton Davis, Bob Stewart and Phillip Wilson.


The Allmusic review by Michael G. Nastos awarded the album 2½ stars, stating, "B+ Lester, highlight "The Emperor."".[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Emperor" (Turre) - 10:34
  2. "Saving All My Love for You" (Gerry Goffin, Michael Masser) - 5:08
  3. "B Funk" - 3:50
  4. "Blueberry Hill" (Al Lewis, Vincent Rose, Larry Stock) - 5:26
  5. "Crazy" (Willie Nelson) - 5:28
  6. "Macho" (Turre) - 6:20
  7. "No Shit" - 5:14
  8. "Oh, What a Night" (Johnny Funches, Marvin Junior) - 5:33
All compositions by Lester Bowie except as indicated
    • Recorded at Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, Germany, March 1986



  1. ^ a b Nastos, M. G. Allmusic Review accessed August 12, 2011