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Art Ensemble Of Chicago release We Are On The Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration

“We are on the edge!” declares Camae Ayewa aka Moor Mother, one of the project’s 15 new recruits

In “commemoration of a half-century of magical music making”, Pi Recordings will be releasing a two disc set of new recordings by The Art Ensemble Of Chicago. Called We Are On The Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration , the album consists of studio sessions and a live performance at Edgefest in Ann Arbor, MI. The Art Ensemble’s Roscoe Mitchell and Famoudou Don Moye are here joined by Nicole Mitchell, Tomeka Reid, Camae Ayewa, Christina Wheeler, Silvia Bolognesi, Junius Paul, Jean Cook, Rodolfo Cordova-Lebron, Hugh Ragin, Fred Berry, Edward Yoon Kwon, Jaribu Shahid, Dudù Kouaté, Enoch Williamson, Titos Sompa and Stephen Rush.

We Are On The Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration is released by Pi on 26 April.