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Roscoe Mitchell
Nine To Get Ready

Roscoe Mitchell saxophones, flute, vocal
Hugh Ragin trumpet
George Lewis trombone
Matthew Shipp piano
Craig Taborn pianos
Jaribu Shahid basses, vocal
William Parker double-bass
Tanni Tabbal drums, percussion, vocal
Gerald Cleaver drums
Dream And Response
For Lester B
Jamaican Farewell
Hop Hip Bip Bir Rip
Nine To Get Ready
Bessie Harris
Fallen Heroes
Move Toward The Light
Big Red Peaches

Recorded May 1997
ECM 1651
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Fifteen years after the Art Ensemble of Chicago's "Third Decade", master saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell returns to ECM with his extraordinary Note Factory group, an ensemble brimming over with improvising soloists of the highest calibre. It is a band that builds on long-standing musical relationships between players who have done much to shape the history of post-free creative music in America, and its reach is at least as broad as that of the Art Ensemble. Mitchell: "'Nine To Get Ready' is the coming together of a dream I had many years ago of putting together an ensemble of improvising musicians with an orchestral range".