Roscoe Mitchell is one of the top saxophonists to come out of Chicago's AACM movement of the mid-1960s. Acclaimed as a particularly strong and consistently adventurous improviser long associated with the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Mitchell’s monumental Sound album (1966) introduced a new way of freely improvising, utilizing silence as well as high energy and "little instruments" as well as conventional horns.
In addition to his main horns, Mitchell plays clarinet, flute, piccolo, oboe, baritone and bass saxophones, and has long been and is currently involved in individual projects as well as ensemble work and collaborations with top artists.
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