Live in Paris (Art Ensemble of Chicago album)

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Live in Paris
Live in Paris (AECO album).jpg
Live album by Art Ensemble of Chicago
Released 1974
Recorded August 13 1970
Venue Paris, France
Genre Jazz
Length 96:03
Label BYG Actuel Japan
Producer Jean Luc Young
Art Ensemble of Chicago chronology
Les Stances a Sophie
(1970)Les Stances a Sophie1970
Live in Paris
Art Ensemble of Chicago with Fontella Bass
(1970)Art Ensemble of Chicago with Fontella Bass1970
Alternative Cover
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Live in Paris is a double live album by the Art Ensemble of Chicago recorded in Paris and first released on the BYG Actuel label in Japan as two separate volumes ('Live Part 1' and 'Live Part 2') in 1974.[1][2] It was issued on CD by Charly Records under the title 'Live In Paris' presumably to avoid confusion with the Delmark 'Live At Delmark Hall' album (issued on CD under the title 'Live'), and then later issued in the US, with the same artwork and design, by Fuel 2000 Records in the US. It features performances by Lester Bowie, Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell, Malachi Favors Maghostut, Fontella Bass and Don Moye. Despite reissues identifying it as "Live In Paris" and claiming a date of Oct 5 1969, it was actually a radio broadcast from performances in Chateauvailon on August 13 1970.


The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek states "This is the finest live recording by the Art Ensemble, and documents the first tour of a legendary band that created new standards not only for improvisation but for performance as well".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Oh, Strange" (Bowie, Jarman) - 49:24
  1. "Bon Voyage" (Bowie) - 46:39



  1. ^ Art Ensemble of Chicago discography accessed 22, July, 2009
  2. ^ Jazzlists: Art Ensemble Of Chicago discography, accessed November 26, 2017
  3. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed July 27, 2011