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Roscoe Mitchell

, *1940 US, Chicago
Musician / Composer of R&B/Soul

Roscoe Mitchell (born August 3, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American composer, jazz instrumentalist and educator, mostly known for being "a technically superb – if idiosyncratic – saxophonist." The Penguin Guide to Jazz described him as "one of the key figures" in avant-garde jazz; All About Jazz states that he has been "at the forefront of modern music" for the past 35 years. The New York Times has mentioned that he "qualifies as an iconoclast."

  • Flute
  • Soprano sax
  • Alto sax
  • Tenor sax
  • Percussion
  • R&B/Soul
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Rock
Popular Tracks   
Ornette on Roscoe Mitchell Sextet - Sound by Roscoe Mitchell
Line Fine Lyon Seven on Duets by Roscoe Mitchell & Anthony Braxton
And Then There Was Peace on After Fallen Leaves by Roscoe Mitchell & Brus Trio
Spatial Aspects Of The Sound on Bells For The South Side by Roscoe Mitchell
The Little Suite on Roscoe Mitchell Sextet - Sound by Roscoe Mitchell
Sound on Roscoe Mitchell Sextet - Sound by Roscoe Mitchell
Nonaah - Montreal, Alto on The Solo Concert by Roscoe Mitchell
Chant - Live on Made In Chicago by Jack DeJohnette
Tutankamen - Montreal, Bass on The Solo Concert by Roscoe Mitchell
Eeltwo Pt. 1 - Kalamazoo, Tenor on The Solo Concert by Roscoe Mitchell

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Voyage And HomecomingGeorge Lewis – Roscoe Mitchell2019Album
Ride The WindRoscoe Mitchell, Montreal-Toronto Art Orchestra2018Album
Accelerated ProjectionRoscoe Mitchell, Matthew Shipp2018Album
Four WaysRoscoe Mitchell with Yuganaut2017Album
Bells For The South SideRoscoe Mitchell2017Album
DiscussionsRoscoe Mitchell, Discussions Orchestra2017Album
Sustain And Run Ao Vivo Jazz Na FábricaRoscoe Mitchell2016Album
NessunoPauline Oliveros, Roscoe Mitchell, John Tilbury, Wadada Leo Smith2016Album
The Complete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint & Soul NoteRoscoe Mitchell2015Album
In Pursuit Of MagicRoscoe Mitchell / Mike Reed2014Album
Conversations IRoscoe Mitchell With Craig Taborn And Kikanju Baku2014Album
ConversationsRoscoe Mitchell with Craig Taborn and Kikanju Baku2014Compil.
Conversations IIRoscoe Mitchell With Craig Taborn And Kikanju Baku2014Album
Tone VenturesScott Robinson, Roscoe Mitchell2014Album
ImprovisationsRoscoe Mitchell - Tony Marsh - John Edwards2013Album
Voice PrintsYusef Lateef, Roscoe Mitchell, Adam Rudolph, Douglas Ewart2013Album
Matter Anti-MatterRob Mazurek, Exploding Star Orchestra Featuring Roscoe Mitchell2013Album
Duets With Tyshawn Sorey And Special Guest Hugh RaginRoscoe Mitchell2013Album
Three Compositions - Live At Sant'Anna ArresiRoscoe Mitchell & Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble2012Album
Before There Was SoundRoscoe Mitchell2011Album
NumbersRoscoe Mitchell2011Album
Empathetic PartsMike Reed's Loose Assembly Featuring Roscoe Mitchell2010Album
ContactRoscoe Mitchell, David Wessel2009Album
SpectrumMuhal Richard Abrams / Roscoe Mitchell2009Album
IlluviationJens Joneleit Featuring Roscoe Mitchell2007Album
Composition / Improvisation Nos. 1, 2 & 3Roscoe Mitchell2007Album
StreamingMuhal Richard Abrams / George Lewis / Roscoe Mitchell2006Album
Chicago DuosRoscoe Mitchell / Tatsu Aoki2005Album
Solo [3]Roscoe Mitchell2003Album
The Italian ConcertBorah Bergman And Roscoe Mitchell2002Album
8 O'Clock: Two ImprovisationsRoscoe Mitchell & Thomas Buckner2001Album
Hymn For RoscoeStephen Rush Quartet Featuring Roscoe Mitchell2000Album
Jelenés = RevelationGyörgy Szabados - Roscoe Mitchell1998Album
Sound SongsRoscoe Mitchell1997Album
2-ZMatthew Shipp Duo With Roscoe Mitchell1996Album
First MeetingBorah Bergman / Roscoe Mitchell With Thomas Buckner1995Album
Hey DonaldRoscoe Mitchell1995Album
Duets And SolosRoscoe Mitchell & Muhal Richard Abrams1993Album
PilgrimageRoscoe Mitchell, New Chamber Ensemble1993Album
Songs In The WindRoscoe Mitchell1991Album
Live At The Mühle HunzikenRoscoe Mitchell1987Album
Four CompositionsRoscoe Mitchell1987Album
And The Sound And Space EnsemblesRoscoe Mitchell1984Album
An Interesting Breakfast ConversationSpace - Roscoe Mitchell / Thomas Buckner / Gerald Oshita1984Album
More CutoutsRoscoe Mitchell1981Album
New Music For Woodwinds And VoiceThomas Buckner, Gerald Oshita, Roscoe Mitchell1981Album
L-R-G / The Maze / S II ExamplesRoscoe Mitchell1978Album
DuetsRoscoe Mitchell With Anthony Braxton1978Album
NonaahRoscoe Mitchell1977Album
Old / QuartetRoscoe Mitchell1975Album
The Roscoe Mitchell Solo Saxophone ConcertsRoscoe Mitchell1974Album
After Fallen LeavesRoscoe Mitchell / Brus TrioAlbum
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