ROSCOE MITCHELL & NICOLE MITCHELL'S BLACK EARTH ENSEMBLE

THREE COMPOSITIONS

Greg Ward, Nicole Mitchell, Roscoe Mitchell, Joshua Abrams, David Boykin, Renée Baker, Robert Griffin, Mankwe Ndosi, Tomeka Reid, Myra Melford, Maia, Marcus Evans.

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ROSCOE MITCHELL
NICOLE MITCHELL’S
BLACK EARTH ENSEMBLE

THREE COMPOSITIONS
ROSCOE MITCHELL &
NICOLE MITCHELL’S BLACK EARTH ENSEMBLE
LIVE AT SANT’ANNA ARRESI


Roscoe Mitchell: composition, conduction
Nicole Mitchell’s Black Earth Ensemble:
Nicole Mitchell: flutes, piccolo
David Boykin: tenor saxophone
Greg Ward: alto saxophone
Robert Griffin: trumpet
Mankwe Ndosi: vocal
Renée Baker: violin
Tomeka Reid: cello
Myra Melford: piano
Maia: harp
Joshua Abrams: double bass
Marcus Evans: drums


Despite the compositions’ respective demands, Nicole Mitchell and Black Earth Ensemble fully and vividly represented Roscoe Mitchell’s varied means of creating chemistry between written and improvised materials. At every turn in the program, they played with a palpable sense of familiarity and ease with the composer’s vernacular and methods. They sounded like they’ve been playing this music every night for a long time. Bill Shoemaker, excerpt from the liner notes

All compositions by Roscoe Mitchell

Recorded live on August 30th 2009 at Piazza del Nuraghe, Sant’Anna Arresi, Sardinia, Italy at the occasion of “Sant’Anna Arresi Jazz Festival 2009
Mixing and mastering: Jean-Pierre Bouquet, L’Autre Studio, Vaires-sur-Marne, France
Liner notes: Bill Shoemaker
Photographs: Luciano Rossetti @ Phocus Agency
Cover design: Max Schoendorff
Cover realization: David Bourguignon, URDLA
Producer: Michel Dorbon

«ROGUEART» warmly thanks “Sant’Anna Arresi Jazz Festival 2009

Track list
  1. Quintet #1 for Eleven (25:43)
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  2. Cards for Orchestra (14:15)
  3. Quintet #9 for Eleven (19:21)
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