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.
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.”
The album is part of the AACM American experimental music group movement, whose motto is "Great Black Music, Ancient to the Future."
- "Moments" (Freeman, McBee) – 16:31
- a) Generation
- b) Regeneration
- "And All The World Moved…" (Freeman, McBee) – 9:05
- "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.
- India Navigation Company
- Cover art: James Russell
- ^ Scott Yanow. "Chico - Chico Freeman | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-02-09.
- ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 79. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
- ^ India Navigation LP IN-1035
- ^ All Music Guide to Jazz –ISBN 0-87930-530-4
- ^ 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
- ^ "Record Reviews, Streaming Songs, Genres & Bands". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-02-09.