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Studio album by Art Ensemble of Chicago
Released 1972
Recorded May–June 1970
Studio Paris, France
Genre Jazz
Length 36:49
Label Decca Records
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Chi-Congo is an album recorded in Paris in 1970 by the Art Ensemble of Chicago which was first released in 1972 on the French Decca label, later reissued in the US on the Paula label.[1][2] It features performances by Lester Bowie, Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell, Malachi Favors Maghostut, and Don Moye.


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".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 stars[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Chi-Congo" (Favors) – 11:40
  2. "Enlorfe" (Mitchell) – 14:39
  3. "Hippparippp" (Mitchell) – 10:30



  1. ^ Art Ensemble of Chicago discography accessed 22, July, 2009
  2. ^ Jazzlists: Art Ensemble Of Chicago discography, accessed November 26, 2017
  3. ^ a b Ferrier, R. Allmusic Review accessed 27 July 2011.
  4. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 14. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.