Revolutionary Ensemble


Debut recording by one of the classic avant-garde groups: the Revolutionary Ensemble.  Featuring violinist Leroy Jenkins (formerly a member of the AACM), bassist Sirone and percussionist Jerome Cooper, the group was an early example of chamber music within the avant-garde format, one that emphasized subtlety within its instrumentation (string instruments instead of saxophones) and compositions. The band existed primarily from 1971-1977, building a worldwide reputation as one of the premier avant-garde groups.  "Vietnam" was the group's first recording.


Leroy Jenkins: violin, viola
Sirone: bass, cello
Jerome Cooper: percussion

Track Listing 1.Vietnam 12.Vietnam 2

NYC, March, 1972

Press Quotes

"...this recording imparts the musical uniqueness of multi-reedman Giuseppi Logan's sound." - Lyn Horton, All About Jazz

"...a solid, often fascinating set." - Stewart Mason, All Music Guide

"Essential listening for progressive-jazz and jazz-improvisation advocates." - Glenn Astarita, Jazz Review

Musicians: Leroy Jenkins / Sirone / Jerome Cooper

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