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AECO Records discography

This is a discography of albums released on the AECO label.

AECO was started in the 1970s by the Art Ensemble Of Chicago with the intention of it being used for their solo projects. Three solo albums and one Art Ensemble Of Chicago album were released during the 1970s.Further releases followed in the 1990s.

Uncertain about the use/sequence of catalog numbers so this list is presented, as far as possible, chronologically.

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AECO albums

Sun Percussion, Volume One, Famoudou Don Moye, 1975, AECO 001

Tracks : Saba Saba, Att, Oyky, N'balimake, Olosolo, Scowiefamuja, Pioneer Song

Musicians : Famoudou Don Moye

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Sunbound, Volume One, Joseph Jarman, 1978, AECO 002

Tracks : Sunbound: Calling Together / Unity Of Energy / Moving Together To The Great Light , Movement for Piano Players on a Break at 1:30 A.M. Saturday Night in A Big City, Spirit of Eric, Universal Mind Force: Discovery / Confrontation / Union, Spirit of Trane

Musicians : Joseph Jarman

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Natural & Spiritual: Live, Brother Malachi Favors Magoustous, 1978, AECO 003

Tracks : Natural And The Spiritual (Working On The Buildings), Peace Be Unto You, Natural And The Spiritual, Black Man Tripover / Womens Takeover, If' Fin You No's De Way-Sho Us

Musicians : Brother Malachi Favors Magoustous

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Kabalaba: Live At The Montreux Jazz Festival, Art Ensemble of Chicago, 1978, AECO 004

Tracks : Kabalaba - Bees, Interlude, Kaba Song, Interlude, Theme For Sco / Kabalaba, Duo, Sun Precondition One, Interlude, Improvization A2, Mal's Delight, Kabalaba Speaks

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Muhal Richard Abrams, Malachi Favors, Famoudou Don Moye

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Jam For Your Life!, Famoudou Don Moye, 1991, AECO 007

Tracks : Two City Suite: Part 1 Sidi Ifni / Part 2 Rokupuhr, Solomon / Jam For Your Life, One For Skip, Black Nile, Kamsar, Richard's Tune, My Romance, Miles Mode

Musicians : Famoudou Don Moye, Bill Brimfield, Ari Brown, Sela Allen, Ken Prince, Rollo Radford, Thomas Palmer, Enoch Williamson, Sura Ramses, Luba Raashiek, Joel Brandon, Chicago Beau

Recorded between 1983 and 1991.

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Calypso's Smile, Joseph Jarman / Famoudou Don Moye, 1992, AECO 3008

Tracks : Calypso's Smile, As If It Were The Seasons, Dance For Little T, Morning Desert Song, Jimbo Kwesi, Public Hearing, Treibhaus Tribal Stomp

Musicians : Joseph Jarman, Famoudou Don Moye, Essiet Okon Essiet

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Afrikan Song, Famadou Don Moye & Enoch Williamson, 1996, AECO 3009

Tracks : Afrikan Song, Mada, Diaspora Express Suite: Clear Confusion (Poem Excerpt) / A Body Without A Head/ Home Song / Reflections On The Middle Passage / Welcome / Dispora Express, Just My Imagination, Hot Pepper Mambo, Big Red Peaches, Alili, By The Rivers Of Babylon / Ol' Time Religion, Malachi (Weah Solo), Ancestral Memories, Walk Of The Lunga, Super Yeye

Musicians : Famadou Don Moye, Enoch Williamson, Herb Walker, G'ra, Mamane Samake, Naby Camara, Oscar "Bobo" Brown III, Calvin "Koko" Brunson, Babu Atiba, Clifton Robinson, Meshak Silas, P.C. Cotton, Selah Allen

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Fundamental Destiny, Art Ensemble of Chicago with Don Pullen, 2007, AECO 008

Tracks : People in Sorrow, Song For Atala, Fundamental Destiny, Odwalla/The Theme

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell, Malachi Favors Maghostut, Famoudou Don Moye, Don Pullen

Recorded live At The Frankfurt Jazz Festival in 1991.

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Salutes The Chicago Blues Tradition, Art Ensemble Of Chicago, 1993, AECO 012

Tracks : Erika / Carefree, Blues For Zazen, Tin Pan Alley, I, The Blues, Hoochie Coochie Man, Night Time Is The Right Time, Odwalla, Got My Mojo Workin'

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell, Malachi Favors Maghostut, Famoudou Don Moye / Frank Lacy, James Carter, Amina Claudine Meyers, Herb Walker, Chicago Beau

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Peace Be Unto You, Art Ensemble of Chicago with Fred Anderson, 2008, AECO 013

Tracks : Illinstrum Part 1, Illinstrum Part 2, Dancer, Peace Be Unto You, In The Abstract, Horn Web Part 1, Horn Web Part 2, Odwalla/The Theme, 3 On 2, Horn Web Part 3, Folkus, Magg Zelma Part 1, Magg Zelma Part 2, Magg Zelma Part 3, Keep On Keepin' On, Odwalla/The Theme

Musicians : Roscoe Mitchell, Fred Anderson, Malachi Favors Moghostut, Famoudou Don Moye

Recorded live in Seattle in November 2002.

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Hexenring (A Live Radio Play), Hartmut Geerken & Famoudou Don Moye, 2008, AECO 018

Tracks : Hexenring

Musicians : Hartmut Geerken, Famoudou Don Moye

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Through The Fire, Famoudou Don Moye / Eliel Sherman Storey, 2008, AECO 019

Tracks : Spirit Catchers, To Life Suite A) To Life B) Transition C) To Everlasting Life D) The Unknown Journey, March To The Eastern Sunrise, Simple Solution, Humility In The Light Of The Creator

Musicians : Famoudou Don Moye, Eliel Sherman Storey

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For Bo Bo, Famoudou Don Moye, Sun Percussion Summit And More, 2010, AECO ?

Tracks : Avotja "Oasis At Dusk", Bald Head Gerald, For Us, Surreal, Treibhaus Tribal Stomp, No Time Left, Missing Link, By The Rivers Of Babylon

Musicians : Famoudou Don Moye, Enoch Williamson, Babu Atiba, Meshach Silas, Joel Brandon, Calvin "Koco" Brunson, Donalonzo Beauchamp, Ari Brown, Selah Allen

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Salutes The Chicago Blues Tradition, Art Ensemble Of Chicago, 2016, AECO 022

Tracks : I, The Blues, Tin Pan Alley, Hoochie Coochie Man, Night Time Is The Right Time, Odwalla / The Theme, Got My Mojo Workin'

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell, Malachi Favors Maghostut, Famoudou Don Moye / Frank Lacy, James Carter, Amina Claudine Meyers, Herb Walker, Chicago Beau

This is a single CD reissue, with two tracks omitted, of AECO 012 which was a double CD.

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Duo Infernal, Famoudou Don Moye & Hartmut Geerken, 2016, AECO 0516

Tracks : Duo Infernal

Musicians : Hartmut Geerken, Famoudou Don Moye

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Duo Infernal Vol. 2, Famoudou Don Moye & Hartmut Geerken, 2016, AECO 0020

Tracks : About Being In Tune With Almost (For Hans Eisler), On A Chinese Teaootlion, The Love Market, Solidarity Song, And The Times Are Dark And Fearful, Change The World: It Needs It, The Mask Of The Evil, The Poplar Tree On Karlsplatz, The Gray Goose, The Stork Doesn't Bring The Children, The Tree And The Branches, Praise Of Illegal Work, Condoleezzi Risi Bisi, Zuppa, Calling Kirk'n'Eisler, Peace Song

Musicians : Hartmut Geerken, Famoudou Don Moye, Claudio Lugo, Francesco D'Errico

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Cool In The Pool: Duo Infernal Vol. 3: Radio Revolten Rant, Hartmut Geerken & Famoudou Don Moye, 2016, AECO 0019

Tracks : Cool In The Pool

Musicians : Hartmut Geerken, Famoudou Don Moye

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Duo Infernal, Vol 4: CQ20 For Tchicai Lolu, Hartmut Geerken & Famoudou Don Moye, 2017, AECO 0017

Tracks : Live At Jazzfest Berlin Nov. 3, 2012

Musicians : Hartmut Geerken, Famoudou Don Moye

Recorded live at the 2012 JazzFest Berlin. Dedicated to John Tchicai

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Imploratorium Erektus: Duo Infernal, Vol 5: Live In Berlin July 15, 2016, Famoudou Don Moye & Hartmut Geerken, 2020, AECO 0016

Tracks : CD: Imploratorium Erektus, Live Berlin July 15, 2016 / DVD: Imploratorium Erektus, Live Berlin July 15, 2016

Musicians : Hartmut Geerken, Famoudou Don Moye

Recorded live at the Exploratorium Berlin in July 2016

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Release date not known

Urban Magic, Art Ensemble of Chicago, ????, AECO 0014

Tracks : Urban Magic, Mama Wants You, Dancer, Chant, Villa Tiamo, Horn Web, Odwalla, Strawberry Mango

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Malachi Favors, Famoudou Don Moye

Recorded live in France in 1997 and originally released by the Italian music magazine Musica Jazz in 2003.

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Last updated March 2022