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Studio album by Art Ensemble of Chicago
Released 1973
Recorded May–June 1970
Genre Jazz
Label Decca Records
Art Ensemble of Chicago chronology
Go Home
(1970)Go Home1970
Les Stances a Sophie
(1970)Les Stances a Sophie1970

Chi-Congo is a 1970 album recorded in Paris by the Art Ensemble of Chicago first released in 1972 on the Decca Records label, later reissued in the US by Paula. It features performances by Lester Bowie, Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell, Malachi Favors Maghostut, and Don Moye. It was reissued on CD in the 1990s by Fuel 2000, missing the songwriting credits and mastered from a (fairly noisy) vinyl source.


The Allmusic review by Rob Ferrier awarded the album 4 stars noting that "these gentlemen are sterling musicians and everything is done for a purpose, exactly when they want it to happen. A wonderful record by a bunch of really great guys".[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Chi-Congo" (Favors) - 11:40
  2. "Enlorfe" (Mitchell) - 14:39
  3. "Hippparippp" (Mitchell) - 10:30
    • Recorded May–June 1970 in Paris



  1. ^ a b Ferrier, R. Allmusic Review accessed 27 July 2011.
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 14. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.