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Art Ensemble of Chicago / Sirius Calling
Album:Sirius Calling Collection:Jazz
Artist:Art Ensemble of Chicago Added:10/2004
Label:Pi Recordings 

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Add Date:2004-11-01 Pull Date:2005-01-03 Charts:Jazz
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Album Review
Reviewed 2004-10-29 
Art Ensemble Of Chicago – Sirius Calling

The final recording of the AEC with longtime bassist Malachi Favors. The tracks here are short bursts of searching, exploratory improv and the wide array of instruments used gives this an exotic vibe. Good stuff, though a few tracks do end up sounding sloppy and unfocused instead of exploratory.

1. Loud, wild sax
2. Slow woodwind explorations
*3. Bouncy clarinet
4. Meandering group improv
5. Poetry start, then light groove
*6. Jazzy with great bass solo
*7. Chiming percussion
*8. Speedy free workout
9. Loping improv
10. More chiming percussion w/ flute starting halfway through
11. Chaotic improv
*12. Pretty ballad
13. Meditative ruminations
14. Eastern sounding percussion

Ben B 10/26/04

Track Listing
1.Sirius Calling 8.Cruising with Jj
2.Come on Y'all 9.You Can't Get Away
3.Two-Twenty 10.Taiko
4.He Took a Cab to Neptune 11.There's a Message for You
5.Everyday's a Perfect Day 12.Slow Tenor and Bass
6.Till Autumn 13.Voyage
7.Dance of Circles 14.The Council