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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
And Now...
Released: 2004
Label: IODA
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In the 1970s and early '80s, the Revolutionary Ensemble lived up to its name. One of the major free improvising groups to emerge from Chicago's AACM, the unit featured stirring solos, tight but spontaneous ...Read full review
More Revolutionary Ensemble albums: Main Albums (8)