Art Ensemble of Chicago: The Spiritual


Art Ensemble of Chicago‘sĀ The SpiritualĀ  will be widely available on 180gram audiophile-grade black vinyl beginning Friday, February 28th. Prior to our 2019 Record Store Day exclusive edition on red color vinyl, the album had been out of print for decades.

Recorded in 1974, this free jazz album finds the group of stellar musicians at their creative peak. With various types of percussion, though the absence of a traditional drummer, the ensemble is able to create vivid, freeing compositions without the confines of conventional structure. The quartet, consisting of Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell, Lester Bowie, and Malachi Favors, explore the depths of Avant-Garde Jazz with incomparable results.

Our reissue was mastered for vinyl by Dave Gardner at Infrasonic Mastering, pressed at Pallas Group in Germany, and features new cover artwork by collage artist Eric Gardner.

Pre-order your copy here or pick one up at your local independent record store later this month.


Track Listing

A1 Toro
A2 Lori Song
A3 That The Evening Sky Fell Through The Glass Wall And We Stood Alone Somewhere?
B1 The Spiritual