Revolutionary Ensemble

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The Revolutionary Ensemble was a free jazz trio consisting of violinist Leroy Jenkins (1932–2007), bassist Sirone (1940–2009) and percussionist/pianist Jerome Cooper (1946–2015).

The trio was active from 1971–1977 and has been described as "one of the most crucial outfits to form in the decade",[1] and reunited in 2004.[2] At the time of their formation, Jenkins had been a member of the Chicago-based Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM). Sirone had performed with Pharoah Sanders, Marion Brown, and Gato Barbieri, and Cooper had been with Rahsaan Roland Kirk.


  • 1972: Vietnam 1 & 2 (ESP-Disk)
  • 1972: Manhattan Cycles (India Navigation)
  • 1975: The People's Republic (A&M)
  • 1975: The Psyche (Mutable Music)
  • 1977: The Revolutionary Ensemble Recorded Live at Moosham Castle (Inner City)
  • 2004: And Now... (Pi)
  • 2008: Beyond the Boundary of Time (Mutable)
  • 2013: Counterparts – Live (Mutable)


  1. ^ Allen, Clifford (2009-11-07). "Revolutionary Ensemble: Vietnam and Beyond the Boundary of Time". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2010-09-11. 
  2. ^ Henkin, Andrew (2005-01-25). "And Now... Sirone". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2010-09-11. 

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