Ernest Dawkins & New Horizons Ensemble - Chicago Now: Thirty Years of Great Black Music, Vol. 2 (1994/2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 437 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 169 MB | 01:12:49
Jazz, Modern Creative Jazz | Label: 01:12:49
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the AACM, altoist Ernest Dawkins (who also plays tenor and flute) and his New Horizons Ensemble recorded enough music to fill up two CDs. The episodic performances, which cover a variety of styles, are a little reminiscent of the Art Ensemble of Chicago, if not quite as exploratory. "Monk's Temptation," an exciting free bop piece with a passionate but logical alto solo from the talented leader and hot riffing from the brass (trumpeter Ameen Muhammad and trombonist Steve Berry), is a highlight, but all seven selections (including two numbers heard in "alternate" versions from the ones on Vol. 1) are quite colorful.