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Roscoe Mitchell Sextet - Sound flac album

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Performer: Roscoe Mitchell Sextet
Title: Sound
Country: US
Released: 1966
Style: Free Jazz
Category: Jazz
Rating: 4.7 ✦
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Complete your Roscoe Mitchell Sextet collection.

Sound is the debut album by free jazz saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell, recorded in 1966 and released on the Delmark label. It features performances by Mitchell, Lester Bowie, Malachi Favors, Maurice McIntyre, Lester Lashley and Alvin Fielder.

Roscoe Mitchell (born August 3, 1940) is an American composer, jazz instrumentalist, and educator, known for being "a technically superb – if idiosyncratic – saxophonist". The Penguin Guide to Jazz described him as "one of the key figures" in avant-garde jazz; All About Jazz states that he has been "at the forefront of modern music" for the past 35 years. Critic Jon Pareles in The New York Times has mentioned that Mitchell "qualifies as an iconoclast".

A1 Ornette 5:22 A2 One Little Suite 10:20 B Sound 21:30. 1996 CD reissue(Delmark Records ‎– DE-408,US) track list: 1 Ornette (Alternate) 5:39 2 Sound 1 26:26 3 The Little Suite 10:27 4 Ornette 5:25 5 Sound 2 19:20. Roscoe Mitchell (Alto Saxophone, Clarinet) Lester Bowie (Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Harmonica) Lester Lashley (Trombone, Cello) Maurice McIntyre (Tenor Saxophone) Malachi Favors (Bass) Alvin Fielder (Drums). Delmark Records – DL-408 (US). Recording at Sound Studios, In. October 18, 1966. Thanks to snobb for the addition.

Structurally, Sound heralded a whole new approach to free improvisation; where most previous free jazz prized an unrelenting fever pitch of emotion, Sound was full of wide-open spaces between instruments, an agreeably rambling pace in between the high-energy climaxes, and a more abstract quality to its solos. Steady rhythmic pulses were mostly discarded in favor of collective, spontaneous dialogues and novel textures (especially with the less orthodox instruments, which had tremendous potential for flat-out weird noises). Simply put, it's an exploration of pure sound

Roscoe Mitchell Sextet - Sound 1966. Roscoe Mitchell Sextet - Sound 1966. Iv (From ation 1). Roscoe Mitchell & The Transatlantic Art Ensemble. American composer and t Roscoe Mitchell is a prolific musical polymath whose strategic approach to sound easily blurs the boundaries between creative jazz, contemporary classical music, vanguard improvisation, and experimentalism. His forays into free-time, non-tonal improvisation (both structured and unstructured) are as spontaneous, imaginative, and often emotionally riveting.

The Sextet included saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell, trumpeter Lester Bowie and bassist Malachi Favors Maghostut, who over the next year went on to play together as the Roscoe Mitchell Art Ensemble. In 1967 they were joined by fellow AACM members Joseph Jarman (saxophone) and Philip Wilson (drums), and made a number of recordings for Nessa. In January of 2004 Favors Maghostut died suddenly during the recording of the group’s latest album, Sirius Calling. The group was joined for their 2004 tour by trumpeter Corey Wilkes and bassist Jaribu Shahid. The group re-united yet again in 2017 with trumpeter Hugh Ragin, cellist Tomeka Reid, bassists Shahid and Junius Paul, and early members Mitchell and Moye. Ensemble members embrace the performance art aspects of their concerts, believing that they allow the band to move beyond the strict limits of jazz.


A1 Ornette 5:22
A2 One Little Suite 10:20
B Sound 21:30

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Sound Studios, Chicago
  • Pressed By – Wakefield Manufacturing – SJW-9058


  • Alto Saxophone, Clarinet, Recorder – Roscoe Mitchell
  • Bass – Malachi Favors
  • Design [Cover] – Sylvia Abernathy
  • Percussion – Alvin Fielder
  • Photography By [Cover] – Billy Abernathy
  • Producer – Robert G. Koester
  • Recorded By – Stu Black
  • Sleeve Notes – J.B. Figi
  • Supervised By – Charles Nessa*
  • Tenor Saxophone – Maurice McIntyre
  • Trombone, Cello – Lester Lashley
  • Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Harmonica – Lester Bowie


"TRUE STEREO" printed at top of front cover. Blue and white stereo center labels. Pressed at Wakefield as identified by the SJW inscription in the runouts.

Recording at Sound Studios, Inc., October 18, 1966.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): DS-9408-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): DS-9408-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched): R)W DELMARK DS-9408-A SJW-9058
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched): R)W DELMARK DS-9408-B SJW-9058

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
DL-408 Roscoe Mitchell Sextet Sound ‎(LP, Album, Mono) Delmark Records DL-408 US 1966
DL-408 Roscoe Mitchell Sextet Sound ‎(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Delmark Records DL-408 US 2009
DS-408 Roscoe Mitchell Sextet Sound ‎(LP, Album) Delmark Records DS-408 US 1966
DS-408 Roscoe Mitchell Sextet Sound ‎(LP, Album, RE) Delmark Records DS-408 US 2010
DE-408 Roscoe Mitchell Sextet Sound ‎(CD, Album, RE) Delmark Records DE-408 US 1996