Art Ensemble of Chicago: “We were young and foolish. Now we’re old and foolish, but we’re still happy and still trying”

Kevin Le Gendre
Thursday, December 5, 2019

Celebrating their 50th anniversary, the legendary Art Ensemble of Chicago show no signs of slowing down. The group’s new double-album, We Are On The Edge, finds longstanding members Roscoe Mitchell and Famoudou Don Moye joined by guests including Nicole Mitchell, Tomeka Reid and Dudu Kouyate on a typically adventurous set. It’s a fitting testament to this iconic, ever-challenging band, who took Paris by storm in the late 1960s, and remain as relevant as ever. Don Moye tells it like it is to Kevin Le Gendre

Art Ensemble of Chicago (photo: Nathan Zucker)
Art Ensemble of Chicago (photo: Nathan Zucker)

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