Chico (album)

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Chico (album)
Live album by Chico Freeman
Released 1977
Recorded 1977
Genre Jazz
Length 41:41
Label India Navigation
Producer India Navigation
Chico Freeman chronology
Morning Prayer
Beyond the Rain
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[2]

Chico is a post-bop jazz lp by Chico Freeman on India Navigation Records IN 1031 -on which Chico switches between tenor saxophone, bass clarinet and flute during long, explorative tracks.[3]

The LP consists of compositions by Mr. Freeman and his frequent bassist, Cecil McBee. All of side 2 was recorded in concert in New York City.


Jazz critic Scott Yanow wrote: “Freeman shows why he was rated so high during this early productive period.”[4]


The album is part of the AACM American experimental music group movement, whose motto is "Great Black Music, Ancient to the Future."[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Moments" (Freeman, McBee) – 16:31
    • a) Generation
    • b) Regeneration
  2. "And All The World Moved…" (Freeman, McBee) – 9:05
  3. "Merger" (Freeman)– 16:05


An audio cd of this record was released in 1992 and again in 2000 by India Navigation, with the 24-minute, three-part "Moments" expanded by 7:23 for the reissue.[6]



  • India Navigation Company
  • Cover art: James Russell


  1. ^ Scott Yanow. "Chico - Chico Freeman | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-02-09. 
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 79. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  3. ^ India Navigation LP IN-1035
  4. ^ All Music Guide to Jazz –ISBN 0-87930-530-4
  5. ^ A power stronger than itself: The AACM and American Experimental Music, by George Lewis, University of Chicago Press, 2008, ISBN 0-226-47695-2, ISBN 978-0-226-47695-7
  6. ^ "Record Reviews, Streaming Songs, Genres & Bands". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-02-09.