Urban Bushmen

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Urban Bushmen
Urban Bushmen (Art Ensemble of Chicago album - cover art).jpg
Live album by Art Ensemble of Chicago
Released 1980
Recorded May 5 & 6, 1980
Genre Jazz
Length 92:46
Label ECM
Producer Manfred Eicher
Art Ensemble of Chicago chronology
Full Force
(1980)
Urban Bushmen
(1980)
Among the People
(1981)

Urban Bushmen is a 1980 live album by the Art Ensemble of Chicago recorded in Munich and released on the ECM label. It features performances by Lester Bowie, Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell, Malachi Favors Maghostut and Don Moye.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Stephen Cook states "Urban Bushmen not only provides an excellent summation of the Art Ensemble of Chicago's work since 1966, but also substantiates the group's reputation for putting on intense and inspired shows".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Promenade: Cote Bamako I" (Moye) - 4:11
  2. "Bush Magic" (Favors, Moye) - 5:05
  3. "Urban Magic" (Art Ensemble of Chicago) - 15:45
  4. "Sun Precondition Two/Theme for Sco" (Moye/Jarman) - 21:53
  5. "New York Is Full of Lonely People" (Bowie) - 7:37
  6. "Ancestral Meditation" (Art Ensemble of Chicago) - 6:56
  7. "Uncle" (Mitchell) - 17:29
  8. "Peter and Judith" (Mitchell) - 2:39
  9. "Promenade: Cote Bamako II" (Moye) - 5:57
  10. "Odwalla/Theme" (Mitchell) - 5:14
  • Recorded May 5 & 6 at America Haus, Munich

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ECM Catalogue
  2. ^ a b Cook, S. Allmusic Review accessed July 28, 2011
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 14. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.