ECM Records to Release 21CD Art Ensemble of Chicago (and Related) Box Set

Source: Jazz Desk. This seems to be a straight-up repackaging of existing ECM albums. Nonetheless, nice to have them all in one place, and this will probably fill a few gaps in anyone’s collection.

ECM records will release a limited CD set of the labels recordings of The Art Ensemble of Chicago and associated groups on November 2.

The set will include 21 CD: s and a 200 page booklet. Among the CD: s are the Art Ensemble of Chicago’s albums recorded for ECM including ”Nice Guys”, ”Full Force”, ”Urban Bushmen”, and ”The Third Decade”. The set will also include solo albums for the label recorded by the Art Ensemble’s front men saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell and the late trumpeter Lester Bowie, and albums by Jack DeJohnette, Wadada Leo Smith and Evan Parker featuring Mitchell or Bowie.