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PANEL: Chicago Slow Dance: The AACM in Conversation

Muhal Richard Abrams, Lincoln Beauchamp Jr., George Lewis, Roscoe Mitchell

Published: 2011-09-27

Members of the AACM, Muhal Richard Abrams, Roscoe Mitchell and George Lewis participate in a panel moderated by Lincoln Beauchamp Jr. The members discuss how the AACM came to be, as well as their respective involvement in the group. The panel discusses the impact of the AACM both musically and non-musically, as well as taking questions from the audience.

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  • Chicago_Slow_Dance_full.mp4

    533 MB | video/mp4

  • Panel_Mitchell_Abrams_Lewis_Transcription.pdf

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Improvisation is, simply put, being and living this very moment. No one can hide in music, and improvising in music is to be truly in this very moment and being completely yourself, with all your qualities and faults. It is probably the most honest state for a human being to be in.

– John McLaughlin in an interview with Daniel Fischlin.