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Perhaps Roscoe Mitchell's finest album outside of the Art Ensemble of Chicago, first solo and then groupings with Anthony Braxton, Henry Threadgill, Joseph Jarman, Richard Abrams, George Lewis, &c.

Mitchell, Roscoe

Mitchell, Roscoe: Nonaah (NESSA)
Label: NESSA    
Released in: USA    

An important reissue of Roscoe Mitchell's most famous (and infamous) recording outside of the Art Ensemble of Chicago, 1977's Nonaah (pronounced 'No Nay Ah') begins with Mitchell performing the title track solo in a confrontational concert at Willisau, Sweden. The album presents solos and various groupings with other artists, including a duo with Anthony Braxton recorded in Chicago, 1977, and a group version of "Nonaah" with Joseph Jarman, Henry Threadgill, and Wallace McMillan. This double CD issue includes 5 additional solo pieces not on the original release.

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Product Information:

UPC: 827020091029

Label: NESSA
Catalog ID: NES 9
Squidco Product Code: 10428

Format: 2 CDs
Condition: New
Released: 2008
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded at Willisau, Switzerland, August 23, 1976; Chicago, January 17, 1977; Chicago, February 22, 1977; Berkely, January 15, 1977; Chicago, January 22, 1977.


Roscoe Mitchell-alto, soprano and tenor sax

Henry Threadgill-alto sax

Wallace McMillan-alto sax

George Lewis-trombone

Joseph Jarman-alto sax

Malachi Favors-bass

Anthony Braxton-sopranino sax

Muhal Richard Abrams-piano

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Track Listing:

Disc A:

1. Nonaah 22:39

2. Ericka 8:15

3. Nonaah (solo concert Willisau) 1:27

4. Off Five Dark Six 4:55

5. A1 TAL 2LA 8:49

6. Tahquemenon 5:47

Disc B:

1. Improvisation 1 13:16

2. Ballad 4:47

3. Nonaah (Quartet) 17:51

4. Sing 6:15

5. Improvisation 2 3:45

6. Sing 7:42

7. Chant 9:15

8. Off Five Dark Six (Solo) 7:24