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Revolutionary Ensemble

Revolutionary Ensemble
Formed: 1971
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Disbanded: 1977
Genre: Jazz
Group Members: Jerome Cooper, Leroy Jenkins, Sirone, Frank Clayton
Biography: This group was a favorite of many avant-garde jazz fans in the '70s, appealing to a generation of listeners who had been weaned on Frank Zappa, some only temporarily lured into his camp by the intoxicating sound of electric violin soloists such as Jean-Luc Ponty and Sugarcane Harris. The violinist in ...Read full biography
The People's Republic
Released: 1975
Label: A&M
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This record has a fearsome reputation that is completely undeserved. On the contrary, while the sound of strings seems strange to a jazz-trained ear, the music these people make on this record is beautiful, ...Read full review
The Psyche
Released: 1975
Label: Mutable Music
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The Revolutionary Ensemble were an extraordinary trio who unfortunately has a very limited discography, and what they did record is rather difficult to find. The Psyche is a case in point, released in ...Read full review
More Revolutionary Ensemble albums: Main Albums (8)