Fanfare for the Warriors

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Fanfare for the Warriors
Fanfare for the Warriors.jpg
Studio album by Art Ensemble of Chicago
Released 1973
Recorded September 6–8, 1973
Genre Jazz
Label Atlantic
Producer Michael Cuscuna
Art Ensemble of Chicago chronology
Fanfare for the Warriors

Fanfare for the Warriors is a 1973 album by the Art Ensemble of Chicago first released on the Atlantic label. It features performances by Lester Bowie, Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell, Malachi Favors Maghostut and Don Moye along with AACM leader Muhal Richard Abrams.[1]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states "The Art Ensemble of Chicago's first (and arguably most significant) period concluded with this high-quality studio session... all of the selections have their own musical personality. It's a fine showcase for this important avant-garde unit".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Illistrum" (Favors) - 8:17
  2. "Barnyard Scuffel Shuffel" (Bowie) - 5:12
  3. "Nonaah" (Mitchell) - 5:44
  4. "Fanfare for the Warriors" (Jarman) - 7:58
  5. "What's to Say" (Jarman) - 4:02
  6. "Tnoona" (Mitchell) - 6:25
  7. "The Key" (Mitchell) - 1:15
    • Recorded at Paragon Studios, Chicago, Ill., on September 6–8, 1973



  1. ^ Art Ensemble of Chicago discography accessed September 15, 2009
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed September 15, 2009