THE REVOLUTIONARY ENSEMBLE

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The Revolutionary Ensemble is a cooperative trio made up of three very individual musicians: Leroy Jenkins on violin, Sirone on bass and Jerome Cooper on drums. They mixed chamber music with free jazz and funneled it all through the philosophy of the AACM. Their reputation, spread mostly by word of mouth, was based on their startling live performances. Most of their recordings were on small and often times hard to find labels except for their one major label release: The People’s Republic, on Horizon Records, A&M’s short-lived foray into jazz. That album brought the band wider recognition and fantastic critical accolades. Unfortunately, the Horizon imprint folded and the catalog went out of print. Within a few years the band dissolved, leaving only a handful of difficult to find albums as a reminder of their greatness and influence.

AND NOW....

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