Following up my former post of the AEC in Charlottesville in 1983, here is another recording from 1995. By this time, Joseph Jarman had left the Ensemble, so they are down to a quartet. As I mentioned in my last post, the acoustics add another dimension to the music, at the Cabell Hall as well as here, and even more so here, almost prompting the venue itself to be the fifth player, although a passive one. The venue was the Immanuelskirche in Wuppertal, Germany, and from what I can see online, it is designated as a cultural centre with regular musical performances of all kinds. One could add it lends a further spiritual dimension to the music, adding to the spiritual quality that's already there.
The former posting had a version of "Prayer for Jimbo Kwesi" and this one has "Song for Atala", another one of my fave AEC tunes. In the second part, you also get a portion of Roscoe Mitchell's circular breathing for your amazement.
01. Unknown - 35:12
02. Song For Atala - 07:48
01. Unknown - ß3:47
02. Unknown - 14:37
03. Unknown - 17:18
04. New York Is Full Of Lonely People / Carefree - 09:24
05. Odwalla - 04:35
06. Walking In The Moonlight - 04:36
In all: 97:26.
The tracks are split in such a way so they can be easily fitted onto two cds if one so wishes.
In sum, beautiful music in beatiful surroundings. By the way, I have another recording of the AEC in the Immanuelskirche in 1990, this time with the full quintet, that I could post here if there's an interest.