Nicole Mitchell’s Black Earth Ensemble – Black Unstoppable
Delmark DVD 1575 (2008)
Nicole Mitchell brings an exciting new approach to flute improvisation. Co-president of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), she is the founder of the critically acclaimed Black Earth Ensemble. Mitchell, Downbeat magazine’s “#1 Rising Star Flutist 2006 and 2007,” has performed with Anthony Braxton, James Newton & Muhal Richard Abrams. Awarded “Chicagoan of the Year 2006” by the Chicago Tribune, Mitchell does residencies, workshops & panel discussions in Europe, Canada & the U.S.
DVD includes commentary from Nicole Mitchell. Recorded live June 8 & 9, 2007 at the Velvet Lounge, Chicago IL, with David Boykin, saxophone; David Young, trumpet, Jeff Parker, guitar; Tomeka Reid, cello; Josh Abrams, bass; Marcus Evans, drums; Ugochi, vocals.