Reese and the Smooth Ones

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Reese and the Smooth Ones
Reese and the Smooth Ones.jpg
Studio album by Art Ensemble of Chicago
Released 1969
Recorded August 12, 1969
Genre Jazz
Label BYG Actuel
Producer Jean Georgakarakos, Jean-Luc Young
Art Ensemble of Chicago chronology
Message to Our Folks
(1969)Message to Our Folks1969
Reese and the Smooth Ones
Eda Wobu
(1969)Eda Wobu1969

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
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 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.