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Early and excellent recordings of saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell with trumpeter Fred Berry, bassist Malachi Favors and drummer Alvi Fielder in two session from '65 around the formation of the AACM.

Mitchell, Roscoe
Before There Was Sound

Mitchell, Roscoe : Before There Was Sound (NESSA)
Label: NESSA    
Released in: USA    

"The Roscoe Mitchell Quartet recorded these sessions approximately a year before his landmark Delmark album Sound - no one remembers the exact date, only that it was probably late summer - early fall. Whatever the exact date, this album presents the earliest recordings available of the work of the AACM, probably taped shortly after the first meeting of the organization in May 1965. Members of the quartet include Fred Berry - trumpet, Malachi Favors - bass and Alvin Fielder - drums. Compositions include 5 Mitchell originals and one each by Fred Berry and Malachi Favors."

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Product Information:

UPC: 827020003428

Label: NESSA
Catalog ID: NES 34
Squidco Product Code: 15302

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2011
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Tracks 1-6 recorded in the summer of 1965 by Pete Bishop at station WUBC, Chicago. Tracks 7 & 8 recorded in late 1965.


Roscoe Mitchell-alto saxophone

Fred Berry-trumpet, flugelhorn

Malachi Favors-bass

Alvin Fielder-drums

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Track Listing:

1. Mr. Freddy 6:30

2. Green 3:11

3. Outer Space 12:14

4. Carefree 6:31

5. Akhenaten 7:46

6. And There Was Peaxe 7:07

7. Jo Jar 5:09

8. Carefree #2 4:36