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On August 26, 2003.

On August 26, 2003, “ECM” label released “Tribute to Lester”, the 42nd Art Ensemble of Chicago album. It was recorded in September 2001, in Chicago, and was produced by Manfred Eicher. The album was dedicated to the band’s founding member Lester Bowie.

Personnel:

  • Malachi Favors Maghostut: bass, percussion instruments
  • Roscoe Mitchell: saxophones, clarinets, flute, percussion instruments
  • Don Moye: drums, percussion

Track listing:

  1. Sangaredi – Don Moye
  2. Suite for Lester – Roscoe Mitchell
  3. Zero/Alternate Line – Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell
  4. Tutankhamun – Malachi Favors Maghostut
  5. As Clear as the Sun – Malachi Favors Maghostut, Roscoe Mitchell, Don Moye
  6. He Speaks to Me Often in Dreams – Malachi Favors Maghostut, Roscoe Mitchell, Don Moye

 

On April 1, 1980.

On April 1, 1980, “ECM” label released “Full Force”, the 27th Art Ensemble of Chicago album. It was recorded in January 1980, at “Columbia Recording Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • Lester Bowie– trumpet, celeste, bass drum
  • Malachi Favors– double bass, percussion, melodica
  • Joseph Jarman– vocal, saxophone, clarinet, percussion
  • Roscoe Mitchell– saxophone, clarinet, flute, percussion
  • Don Moye– vocal, drums, percussion

Track listing:

  1. Magg Zelma – Malachi Favors
  2. Carefree – Roscoe Mitchell
  3. Charlie M – Lester Bowie
  4. Ol’ Time Southside Street Dance – Joseph Jarman
  5. Full Force – Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell, Don Moye, Lester Bowie, Malachi Favors

On January 1, 1984.

On January 1, 1984, “ECM” label released “The Third Decade”, the 30th Art Ensemble of Chicago album. It was recorded in June 1984, at “Tonstudio Bauer” in Ludwigsburg, Germany, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • Lester Bowie – trumpet, fluegelhorn
  • Malachi Favors Maghostut – bass, percussion instruments
  • Joseph Jarman – saxophones, clarinets, percussion instruments, synthesizer
  • Roscoe Mitchell – saxophones, clarinets, flute, percussion instruments
  • Don Moye – drums, percussion

Track listing:

  1. Prayer for Jimbo Kwesi – Joseph Jarman
  2. Funky Aeco – Lester Bowie, Malachi Favors Maghostut, Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell, Don Moye
  3. Walking in the Moonlight – Roscoe Mitchell
  4. The Bell Piece – Roscoe Mitchell
  5. Zero – Lester Bowie
  6. Third Decade – Lester Bowie, Malachi Favors Maghostut, Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell, Don Moye

On January 1, 1979.

On January 1, 1979, “ECM” label released “Nice Guys”, the 25th Art Ensemble of Chicago album. It was recorded in May 1978, at “Tonstudio Bauer” in Ludwigsburg, Germany, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • Roscoe Mitchell: saxophones, clarinets, flute, percussion instruments
  • Lester Bowie: trumpet, celeste, bass drum
  • Malachi Favors Maghostut: bass, percussion instruments, melodica
  • Joseph Jarman: vocal, saxophones, clarinets, percussion instruments
  • Don Moye: vocal, drums, percussion

Track listing:

  1. Ja – Lester Bowie
  2. Nice Guys – Roscoe Mitchell
  3. Folkus – Don Moye
  4. 597–59 – Joseph Jarman
  5. CYP – Roscoe Mitchell
  6. Dreaming of the Master – Joseph Jarman

On December 26, 2012.

On December 26, 2012, Fontella Marie Bass died aged 72. She was musician (piano, singer) and songwriter, collaborated with Little Milton, Bobby McClure (The Oliver Sain Soul Revue featuring Fontella and Bobby McClure), Maurice White, David Bowie, Minnie Ripeton and Art Ensemble of Chicago. She recorded 8 albums during her career.

On November 8, 1999.

Lester Bowie

On November 8, 1999, Lester Bowie died aged 58. Being trumpet player and composer, he is best known as co-founder and member of one of the most important groups in jazz history, “Art Ensemble of Chicago”. He was a also member of the” Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians”, “Lester Bowie’s Brass Fantasy”, “The Leaders” and “Lester Bowie’s Organ Ensemble”. In his career Bowie has performed and recorded with many big names of the popular and jazz music, among them  Archie Shepp,David Murray, Jack DeJohnette, Fela Kuti, Kahil El’Zabar, Defunkt, David Bowie, Sunny Murray, Chico Freeman, Arthur Blythe, Kirk Lightsey, Cecil McBee, James Carter, Brigitte Fontaine, Melvin Jackson, Wadada Leo Smith, Jimmy Lyons, Little Milton, Albert King, Solomon Burke, Joe Tex and Rufus Thomas.