Message to Our Folks

Message to Our Folks is a 1969 album by the Art Ensemble of Chicago recorded in Paris for the French BYG Actuel label.[1][2] It features performances by Lester Bowie, Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell and Malachi Favors Maghostut.

Message to Our Folks
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Studio album by
RecordedAugust 12, 1969
StudioStudio Saravah, Paris
LabelBYG Actuel
ProducerJean Georgakarakos, Jean-Luc Young
Art Ensemble of Chicago chronology
People in Sorrow
Message to Our Folks
Reese and the Smooth Ones
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[3]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings3.5/4 stars[4]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Old-Time Religion" - 7:41
  2. "Dexterity" (Parker) - 4:05
  3. "Rock Out" - 8:36
  4. "A Brain For The Seine" (Art Ensemble of Chicago) 20:17
All compositions by Roscoe Mitchell except as indicated
  • Recorded August 12, 1969 in Paris



  1. ^ Art Ensemble of Chicago discography accessed 22, July, 2009
  2. ^ Jazzlists: Art Ensemble Of Chicago discography, accessed November 26, 2017
  3. ^ Message to Our Folks at AllMusic
  4. ^ Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (9th ed.). London: Penguin. p. 46. ISBN 978-0-14-103401-0.