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21-CD Set Celebrates Art Ensemble of Chicago’s 50th Anniversary

The limited-edition box is scheduled to be released Nov. 30

ECM's 21-disc set The Art Ensemble of Chicago and Associated Ensembles
ECM’s 21-disc set The Art Ensemble of Chicago and Associated Ensembles

The Art Ensemble of Chicago was founded in 1969, and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the avant-garde jazz group, ECM Records—which also happens to have been established in 1969—is releasing a 21-CD limited-edition box set titled The Art Ensemble of Chicago and Associated Ensembles.

The set will be available on Nov. 30, featuring a wide variety of recordings from such luminaries as Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Henry Threadgill, Muhal Richard Abrams, William Parker, and more.

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