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Studio album by Roscoe Mitchell
Released 1975
Recorded May 18, 19 & November 25, 1967
Genre Jazz
Length 50:16
Label Nessa
Producer Chuck Nessa
Roscoe Mitchell chronology
Early Combinations
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Old/Quartet is an album recorded in 1967 by Roscoe Mitchell's Art Ensemble which later became known as the Art Ensemble of Chicago. It was released on the Nessa label in 1975 and features performances by Mitchell, Lester Bowie, Malachi Favors Maghostut and Phillip Wilson.


The Allmusic review by Brian Olewnick awarded the album 4½ stars stating "While perhaps a small step below Congliptious, it is nonetheless a beautiful album in its own right and one that ranks very high in Roscoe Mitchell's discography".[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

Side One

  1. "Old" - 8:09
  2. "Quartet Part 1" - 19:40

Side Two

  1. "Quartet Part 2" 18:03
  2. "Solo" - 5:34
All compositions by Roscoe Mitchell except as indicated
  • "Old" recorded May 18, 1967, "Quartet" recorded May 19, 1967 and "Solo" recorded November 25, 1967



  1. ^ a b Olewnick, B. Allmusic Review accessed August 17, 2011
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 142. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.