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Because the Art Ensemble of Chicago was the first AACM band to receive international acclaim, the group was sometimes conflated, in those early years, with the AACM itself — a source of some grumbling at the time, as George Lewis documents in his essential book, A Power Stronger Than Itself: The AACM and American Experimental Music.

The Silk Road Ensemble has recorded six CDs. The group's 2009 CD Off the Map was nominated in the Best Classical Crossover Album category at the 53rd Grammy Awards in 2011. [20]

The book Message to Our Folks: The Art Ensemble of Chicago , Paul Steinbeck is published by University of Chicago Press.

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Fifth House Ensemble and Grammy-winning classical guitarist Jason Vieaux team up to create a sonic journey ranging from centuries-old music to modern day works....

To diversify his experience and knowledge, Michael pursued executive opportunities with other major builders of multifamily housing from 2014 to 2017. At The Picerne Group, he oversaw the development of all of the company’s multifamily projects throughout Southern California and was a member of the executive committee. At Related California, he was vice president responsible for the company’s affordable housing developments in San Diego and Los Angeles counties.

The AllMusic review of the CD reissue combining the album with Chi-Congo stated " Go Home is an adventurous (even for this group), 1970 session that encompasses droning, atmospheric introductions and interludes, rollicking old-timey swing, splattery avant-garde honk-and-clatter that includes an extended interlude of what sounds like junkyard percussion, a quite beautiful and atmospheric piece including vocals by AEOC trumpeter Lester Bowie's wife, Fontella Bass, and the side-long, Stravinsky-esque "Dance," which features eight additional horn players and a string section. Crisply recorded, it's a showcase for many facets of the Art Ensemble's music, and a major work in their discography". [3]

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