Live at the 6th Tokyo Music Joy

Live at the 6th Tokyo Music Joy
Live album by Art Ensemble of Chicago & Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy
Released 1990
Recorded February 14, 1990
Genre Jazz
Label DIW
Art Ensemble of Chicago chronology
Dreaming of the Masters Suite
Live at the 6th Tokyo Music Joy
Fundamental Destiny
Lester Bowie chronology
My Way
Live at the 6th Tokyo Music Joy
The Organizer

Live at the 6th Tokyo Music Joy is a live album by the Art Ensemble of Chicago and Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy recorded in February 1990 for the Japanese DIW label. It is the only recording to showcase both of the groups that Lester Bowie established and features performances by the Art Ensemble (tracks 1-3), the Brass Fantasy (tracks 4-6) and both bands (tracks 7-10).


The AllMusic review awarded the album 4½ stars.[1]

The Penguin Guide to Jazz calls the album "A celebratory meeting but not a great one".[2]

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Track listing

  1. "Yobu-Sun" (Moye) - 4:35
  2. "Ride the Line" (Favors) - 3:57
  3. "Song for Atala" (Mitchell) - 2:49
  4. "Night Time (Is the Right Time)" (Herman) - 3:04
  5. "Good Morning Heartache" (Drake, Fisher, Higginbotham) - 8:34
  6. "The Music of the Night" (Hart, Lloyd Webber, Stilgoe) - 7:13
  7. "The Emperor" (Turre) - 13:45
  8. "Variations" (Mitchell) - 9:07
  9. "A Jackson in Your House" (Mitchell) - 4:50
  10. "The Great Pretender" (Ram) - 3:10
  • Recorded live at the Tokyo Music Joy '90 at Showa Women's University Hitomi Memorial Hall, Tokyo, Japan on 14 February 1990



  1. 1 2 Allmusic Review accessed August 12, 2011
  2. Cook, R. & Morten, B. The Penguin Guide to Jazz, 6th Edition (2002)
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