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Art Ensemble of Chicago: Ancient to the Future

John Sinclair, Detroit Metro Times, October 1988

A SMALL ARMY of instruments is what you see first – an entire stage full of saxophones, drums, gongs, percussion implements of every description, bicycle horns, hubcaps, xylophones, marimbas, reeds and trumpets almost beyond measure. And you get the picture right away: you're going to hear some people who really came to play!

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