Reese and the Smooth Ones

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Reese and the Smooth Ones
Reese and the Smooth Ones.jpg
Studio album by
RecordedAugust 12, 1969
LabelBYG Actuel
ProducerJean Georgakarakos, Jean-Luc Young
Art Ensemble of Chicago chronology
Message to Our Folks
Reese and the Smooth Ones
Eda Wobu

Reese and the Smooth Ones is a 1969 album by the Art Ensemble of Chicago recorded in Paris for the French BYG Actuel label.[1][2] It features performances by Lester Bowie, Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell and Malachi Favors Maghostut.


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 3 stars noting that "The episodic music continually holds one's interest, and overall, it makes a unified (if unpredictable) statement".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Reese Part 1 / The Smooth Ones Part 1" - 20:02
  2. "Reese Part 2 / The Smooth Ones Part 2" - 20:57
"Reese" composed by Roscoe Mitchell
"The Smooth Ones" composed by Lester Bowie
  • Recorded August 12, 1969 in Paris



  1. ^ Art Ensemble of Chicago discography accessed 22, July, 2009
  2. ^ Jazzlists: Art Ensemble Of Chicago discography, accessed November 26, 2017
  3. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed July 28, 2011.