Label : EMI
This recording, comprised of two complete Art Ensemble of Chicago albums -- Les Stances a Sophie with singer Fontella Bass from 1970 and People in Sorrow from 1969 -- offers two very different sides of the group's sound from this key period in their development. Recorded in France and released on the Nessa label in the United States, the two discs show how much in command the AEC were of their strengths even at that early date, though for the record it should be noted that with the exception of Don Moye and Lester Bowie, the trio of Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, and Malachi Favors had been playing together since 1965. Living in self-imposed exile in France, the band explored the complete historical continuum of jazz and moved the free jazz boundary further to the left.
This is perhaps the most essential of all AEC reissues to appear on CD, as it was previously thought that the master to People in Sorrow might have been lost. Thank goodness it was not, because this record, along with its more famous counterpart, Les Stances a Sophie, deepens the AEC's legacy considerably; these recordings sound as contemporary and futuristic as they did when they were released.
P.s rip from Lp
Art Ensemble Of Chicago – Theme De Yoyo
By Electric Looser