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Performer: New York Art Quartet
Title: Call It Art
Released: 2013
Style: Free Jazz
Category: Jazz
Rating: 4.6 ✦
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The New York Art Quartet was a free jazz ensemble made up of saxophonist John Tchicai, trombonist Roswell Rudd, drummer Milford Graves and bassists Lewis Worrell, Reggie Workman and Finn Von Eyben. They formed in 1964 as part of ESP Disk's original roster of jazz artists. The reformed in 1999 for a performance featuring Amiri Baraka whose poem "Black Dada Nihlismus" appeared on their debut album 35 years earlier. 1964: New York Art Quartet (ESP-Disk). 1965: Mohawk (Fontana Records).

But you would know that anyways going into it. Note: not all the musicians play on all the songs for instance Alan Shorter might play on two to five songs. Reply See 2 replies Notify me Helpful.

Engineering by Art Crist. Original cover illustration by Saul Stollman. Digital remastering by Douglas McGregor. Design & Layout by Miles Bachman & Peov. Press Quotes: "Cooking through contradiction, the New York Art Quartet cut some of the most powerful music in the free jazz underground. Clifford Allen, All About Jazz. The rep of this LP as a touchstone in any respectable library of free jazz remains ironclad.

New York Art Quartet. Nominated for 2014 Grammy® awards in Best Historical Album and Best Album Notes categories. one of the key developments in the history of our music. this year's most significant release for partisans of free jazz. Nate Chinen, New York Times, November 29, 2013. With call it art, the NYAQ has finally gotten the treatment it deserves. Andrey Henkin, NYCJR, June 2013

No short list of NYC jazz classics would be complete without the self-titled 1964 debut by the New York Art Quartet. The album might not have summoned the blinding intensity of Albert Ayler's Spiritual Unity, recorded earlier the same year, or later free-jazz landmarks by John Coltrane and Cecil Taylor, but as a document of a group of musicians seeking and realizing a new paradigm for collective improvisation, it remains a benchmark, 50 years after it was made. Also on hand will be historian Ben Young, an essential presence on NYC's WKCR radio station and the producer of 2013's call it art, a phenomenal five-LP box set devoted to the NYAQ.

The short-lived New York Art Quartet was comprised of trombonist Roswell Rudd, altoist John Tchicai, drummer Milford Graves (succeeded by Louis Moholo) and several different bass players including Lewi. ead Full Biography.

In New York Art Quartet si ascolta un free più riflessivo rispetto a quello sperimentato all’epoca anche se non sono rari i rimandi a Ornette Coleman ("No. 6") o ad Ayler (la fanfara dell’articolata "Rosmosis"). Assolutamente eloquenti in questo senso sono i primi tre pezzi del disco. Tra questi c'è anche il celebre "Black Dada Nihilismus" che divenne a suo tempo il manifesto di un’epoca, con la giovane voce di Amiri Baraka a interpretare l’alfiere della rivincita e della nuova filosofia afroamericana. Personnel: Roswell Rudd (trombone); John Tchicai (sax alto); Lewis Worrell (contrabbasso); Milford Graves (percussioni); Leroi Jones (voce). Title: New York Art Quartet Year Released: 2009 Record Label: ESP Disk.

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A1 Banging On The White House Door 6:29
A2 Rosmosis 16:39
B1 Uh-Oh 12:31
B2 No. 6 8:11
C1 Old Stuff 10:28
C2 Asprokhaliko 4:24
C3 Spoken Introduction By Amiri Baraka 0:17
C4 Ballad Theta Including The Poem “Western Front”
Text By [Poem] – Amiri Baraka
D1 Now’s The Time 7:31
D2 Old Stuff Including The Poems “Bad Mouth” And “In One Battle”
Text By [Poems] – Amiri Baraka
D3 No. 6 6:38
D4 Closing Announcement 0:32
E1 Sweet V [Breakdown] 1:36
E2 Sweet V [Complete Take] 8:26
E3 Nettus Ii [Warm-Up/Breakdowns] 1:16
E4 Nettus Ii [Nearly Complete Take] 10:48
E5 For Eric: Memento Mori 1:32
F1 For Eric: Memento Mori [Take 1] 8:26
F2 For Eric: Memento Mori [Take 2] 10:31
F3 Eventuality [Incomplete] 5:50
G1 Quintus T. 2:39
G2 Mohawk 3:42
G3 Sweet V 3:23
G4 Banging On The White House Door 6:38
G5 For Eric: Memento Mori 12:40
H1 Uh-Oh 26:58
I1 O.C. 14:12
I2 Ballad Theta 10:08
J1 No. 6 22:17


  • Alto Saxophone – John Tchicai
  • Bass – Bob Cunningham, Don Moore, Eddie Gomez, Lewis Worrell, Reggie Workman
  • Design – Svenja Knödler
  • Drums – J.C. Moses
  • Drums, Percussion, Vocals – Milford Graves
  • Narrator [Recitation] – Amiri Baraka
  • Producer, Mastered By – Joe Lizzi
  • Producer, Mastered By, Liner Notes – Ben Young
  • Trombone, Euphonium – Roswell Rudd
  • Trumpet – Alan Shorter


Records and a 156-page clothbound book packaged in a custom white-birch wood box, limited to 665 hand-numbered copies (the first 100 copies include a card personally signed by key artists). The book features music manuscripts and notebook pages from the musicians' archives, an extensive itinerary, the complete history of the NYAQ, artists' bios, and musical analysis.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: TPR 161