MITCHELL, ROSCOE / Sound Songs -CD *Delmark 493
A 2-CD set of brand new solo performances of horns and percussion. Roscoe Mitcell (1 of the founders of the Art Ensemble of Chicago and the AACM) is perhaps THE crucial figure in the discovery that a lone individual could be a self-sufficient medium for jazz communication. Uniquely among Mitchell’s solo albums, Sound Songs uses overdubs in over half of its selections. In addition to the material recorded in Delmark’s Riverside studio there are 3 lengthy live performances. Roscoe’s Delmark recording, Sound (DE-408), received a five-star rating in Down Beat–twice!