Nicole Mitchell, Tomeka Reid, & Mike Reed, “Composition 23b,” Artifacts, 2015.
Air, “Air Raid,” Air Raid, 1976.
Mazz Swift, Tomeka Reid & Silvia Bolognesi, “Ova,” Hear in Now, 2012.
47 years ago today, a group of musicians gathered in Chicago, IL to form an organization whose aim was to support music that fell outside the parameters of conventional practice, culture, and exhibition. The following week, the group came to be known by the name it has had since that day: the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, or the AACM for short.