Lester Bowie – African Children


Trumpet, fluegelhorn, kelphorn, vocals, percussion, composer, born 11 October 1941 in Frederick, Maryland. Met future wife Fontella Bass in an R&B band after military service. Worked in St. Louis and later moved to Chicago in 1966 where he formed Art Ensemble of Chicago with Roscoe Mitchell. Brilliant trumpet player who had a flair for the theatrical side in concert. African Children is a double LP by Lester Bowie recorded for the Italian Horo label and released in 1978. It features performances by Bowie, Arthur Blythe, Amina Claudine Myers, Malachi Favors, and Phillip Wilson.


01. Amina
02. Captain Courageous
03. Tricky Slicky
04. Chili Macdonald
05. For Fela

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