Sirius Calling

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Sirius Calling
Sirius Calling.jpg
Studio album by Art Ensemble of Chicago
Released September 7, 2004
Recorded April 24–26, 2003
Genre Jazz
Label Pi Recordings
Producer Art Ensemble of Chicago
Art Ensemble of Chicago chronology
The Meeting
(2003)The Meeting2003
Sirius Calling
Non-Cognitive Aspects of the City
(2006)Non-Cognitive Aspects of the City2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Sirius Calling is an album by the Art Ensemble of Chicago recorded in April, 2003 in Madison, Wisconsin and released in 2004 on the Pi Recordings label. It features performances by Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell and Don Moye with Malachi Favors Maghostut on what would be the final album before his death. It was recorded on April 24–26, 2003 in Madison, WI.


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states that "The music is as adventurous as ever ... the interplay between the four musicians, the mood variation (which ranges from jubilant to introspective sound explorations) and the wide range of tonal colors (Mitchell and Jarman play many different instruments) usually keep the concise music continually intriguing".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Sirius Calling" (Art Ensemble Of Chicago) - 3:27
  2. "Come on Y'all" (Art Ensemble Of Chicago) - 4:10
  3. "Two-Twenty" (Jarman, Moye) - 2:23
  4. "He Took a Cab to Neptune" (Art Ensemble Of Chicago) - 6:24
  5. "Everyday's a Perfect Day" (Jarman, Moye) - 2:48
  6. "Til Autumn" (Mitchell) - 6:07
  7. "Dance of Circles" (Art Ensemble Of Chicago) - 5:39
  8. "Cruising with JJ" (Art Ensemble Of Chicago) - 4:33
  9. "You Can't Get Away" (Art Ensemble Of Chicago) - 3:48
  10. "Taiko" (Art Ensemble Of Chicago) - 8:48
  11. "There's a Message for You" (Art Ensemble Of Chicago) - 4:21
  12. "Slow Tenor and Bass" (Mitchell) - 5:22
  13. "Voyage" (Favors, Mitchell) - 3:32
  14. "The Council" (Art Ensemble Of Chicago) - 3:30



  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Yanow, S. Allmusic review accessed 16 February 2009.