John Tchicai

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Saxophonist John Tchicai was best known for his time in New York during the height of the '60s free jazz explosion, but he actually spent the majority of his career advancing the cause of avant-garde…
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Year Album Artist
2019 The Early Albums Collection Archie Shepp Composer, Sax (Alto)
2018 5 Original Albums Archie Shepp Sax (Alto)
2016 Musical Monsters Don Cherry / Pierre Favre / Léon Francioli / Irène Schweizer / John Tchicai Primary Artist, Sax (Alto), Voices, Composer
2015 Rufus Archie Shepp / John Tchicai Primary Artist
2012 Dell Westergaard Lillinger Feat. John Tchicai Dell Westergaard Lillinger / Lillinger / John Tchicai / Jonas Westergaard Primary Artist, Featured Artist, Flute, Saxophone, Composer
2012 John Tchicai and Strange Brothers/Put Up the Fight John Tchicai Primary Artist, Producer, Bamboo Flute, Clarinet (Bass), Composer, Sax (Alto), Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor), Vocals
2010 Old Stuff New York Art Quartet Sax (Alto), Composer
2010 The Complete Remastered Recordings on Black Saint & Soul Note Cecil Taylor Vocals, Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Tenor)
2009 In Monk's Mood John Tchicai Primary Artist, Sax (Alto), Composer
2009 The Impulse! Albums, Vol. 3 John Coltrane Sax (Alto)
2008 Afrodisiaca John Tchicai Primary Artist, Arranger, Liner Notes, Sax (Soprano), Sax (Alto), Leader, Composer
2008 Coltrane in Spring John Tchicai Primary Artist, Member of Attributed Artist, Vocals, Sax (Tenor), Composer
2008 Songs and Themes Spring Heel Jack Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor)
2007 Kristian Blak & Yggdrasil: Askur (Ash Tree) Kristian Blak Composer
2007 Lake, Tchicai, Osgood, Westergaard Oliver Lake Sax (Tenor), Composer
2007 The Lady of Khartoum Garrison Fewell Composer
2006 Good Night Songs John Tchicai Primary Artist, Vocals, Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Tenor), Percussion, Composer
2006 John Tchicai with Strings John Tchicai Primary Artist
2006 The Impulse Story Archie Shepp Sax (Alto)
2005 Anybody Home? John Tchicai Primary Artist, Producer, Audio Production, Main Personnel, Vocals, Saxophone, Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor), Percussion
2005 Big Chief Dreaming John Tchicai Primary Artist, Main Personnel, Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Tenor), Group Member, Composer
2005 John Tchicai: Hymne til Sofia [includes video documentary] John Tchicai Primary Artist, Liner Notes, Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor), Percussion, Leader, Preparation, Composer
2005 The Complete ESP-Disk Recordings Albert Ayler Sax (Alto)
2005 Yo Miles: Upriver Henry Kaiser / Wadada Leo Smith / Yo Miles! Main Personnel, Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor)
2004 Den Yderste O Kristian Blak Saxophone
2004 Genesis Mat Marucci Guest Artist, Main Personnel, Saxophone, Sax (Tenor), Composer
2004 Yo Miles: Sky Garden Henry Kaiser / Wadada Leo Smith / Yo Miles! Guest Artist, Main Personnel, Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor)
2003 DOS Adam Lane Primary Artist
2003 Hope is Bright Green Up North John Tchicai Primary Artist
2003 Storyville 50th Anniversary Celebration Sax (Alto)
2002 25th Ninth World Music Release Pierre Dørge Flute, Programming, Primary Artist
2002 ComPOsed Lou Grassi's PoBand Guest Artist, Arranger, Flute, Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Tenor), Composer, Primary Artist
2002 Four Beings Adam Lane Guest Artist, Vocals, Sax (Tenor), Composer
2002 On Top of Your Head John Tchicai Primary Artist, Vocals, Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Tenor), Composer
2002 Twenty-Six Tracks Primary Artist
2001 Broytingar Kristian Blak Vocals, Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor)
2000 35th Reunion New York Art Quartet Ensemble, Liner Notes, Sax (Alto), Composer, Primary Artist
2000 John Tchicai's Infinitesimal Flash John Tchicai Primary Artist, Composer
2000 Kristian Blak: Concerto Grotto; Drangar Yggdrasil Vocals, Sax (Tenor), Percussion, Double Ocarina, Composer
1999 Giraf Pierre Dørge's New Jungle Orchestra Vocals, Sax (Soprano), Sax (Alto), Composer
1999 Life Overflowing John Tchicai Primary Artist, Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor), Composer
1999 Moonstone Journey John Tchicai Primary Artist, Producer, Arranger, Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor), Composer
1998 Black Saint/Soul Note: Critic's Pick Sampler, Vol. 3 Vocals, Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Tenor)
1998 Love Notes from the Mad House John Tchicai Primary Artist, Producer, Arranger, Liner Notes, Vocals, Flute, Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Tenor), Arrangement Collaboration, Composer
1998 Ulterior Motif Mat Marucci Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor)
1998 Zoot John Tchicai Primary Artist, Producer
1997 Adapt! or Die Rent Romus' Lords of Outland / John Tchicai Primary Artist, Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor), Composer
1997 Live at Jazz Club Fasching Sax (Tenor), Primary Artist
1997 Manestraal De Zes Winden Sax (Tenor), Composer
1997 The Album Latyrx Vocals, Performer, Featured Artist, Primary Artist
1997 The Four Towers/Heygar og Dreygar Yggdrasil Primary Artist, Vocals, Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor), Percussion, Double Ocarina
1997 Vision One: Vision Festival 1997 Compiled Sax (Tenor), Performer, Primary Artist
1996 20 Ans de Jazz en France Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Alto)
1996 Across the Omniverse Either/Orchestra Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor), Composer
1996 Music with No Name Performer, Composer, Primary Artist
1995 Love Is Touching John Tchicai Primary Artist, Mixing, Editing, Vocals, Clarinet (Bass), Saxophone, Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor), Composer
1995 Wavelength Infinity: A Sun Ra Tribute Performer, Primary Artist
1994 Darn It! Paul Haines Vocals, Saxophone, Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor), Composer, Primary Artist
1994 Poems by Paul Haines Musics by Many Paul Haines Vocals, Sax (Tenor), Composer
1993 American Clave Composer
1993 The Art of the Duo, Vol. 1 Sax (Tenor), Performer, Primary Artist
1992 Grandpa's Spells John Tchicai / John Tchicai Quartet Primary Artist, Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor), Bass (Electric), Composer
1992 Satisfaction John Tchicai Primary Artist, Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor), Voices, Composer
1992 The Major Works of John Coltrane John Coltrane Sax (Alto)
1991 Afrodisiac Nueva Manteca Saxophone
1991 Ravnating Kristian Blak Main Personnel, Vocals, Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Soprano), Sax (Alto), Percussion
1990 Live in Chicago Pierre Dørge's New Jungle Orchestra Composer
1990 The His Greatest Years, Vol. 2: The Best of John Coltrane John Coltrane Sax (Alto)
1988 Always Born Charles Gayle Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor)
1987 Giancarlo Nicolai Trio & John Tchicai Giancarlo Nicolai Primary Artist, Vocals, Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor), Composer
1987 Johnny Lives Pierre Dørge's New Jungle Orchestra Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Tenor)
1987 Put Up the Fight John Tchicai Primary Artist, Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor)
1987 The African Tapes Famoudou Don Moye Primary Artist, Sax (Tenor), Kettle Drums, Percussion, Voices, Composer
1986 Letter to South Africa Curtis Clark Saxophone, Sax (Tenor)
1986 Winged Serpent (Sliding Quadrants) Cecil Taylor Segments II Vocals, Clarinet, Saxophone, Sax (Tenor)
1985 Angolian Cry Johnny Dyani Guest Artist, Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Tenor)
1985 Even the Moon Is Dancing Pierre Dørge's New Jungle Orchestra Vocals, Sax (Tenor)
1984 Brikama Pierre Dørge's New Jungle Orchestra Reeds
1984 Timo's Message John Tchicai / John Tchicai Group Primary Artist, Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor), Composer
1983 Ballad Round the Left Corner Pierre Dørge Saxophone, Sax (Soprano), Sax (Alto)
1982 New Jungle Orchestra Pierre Dørge's New Jungle Orchestra Vocals, Clarinet, Sax (Soprano), Sax (Alto)
1981 Ball at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art Pierre Dørge Saxophone
1981 Ball at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art John Tchicai Primary Artist, Sax (Alto), Percussion, Voices, Composer
1979 In Berlin ICP Orchestra Sax (Alto), Composer
1978 Witchdoctor's Son Johnny Dyani Sax (Soprano), Sax (Alto), Performer
1977 Darktown Highlights John Tchicai Primary Artist, Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor)
1977 John Tchicai Solo Plus Albert Mangelsdorff John Tchicai Primary Artist, Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor)
1977 John Tchicai and Strange Brothers John Tchicai Primary Artist, Flute, Sax (Soprano), Sax (Alto)
1977 Real Tchicai John Tchicai Primary Artist, Sax (Alto), Composer
1977 Tetterettet ICP Orchestra Sax (Soprano), Sax (Alto)
1975 Willi the Pig John Tchicai Primary Artist, Sax (Soprano), Sax (Alto), Piano, Composer
1971 Instant Composer's Pool ICP Orchestra Sax (Alto)
1971 Misha Mengelberg, John Tchicai, Han Bennink, Derek Bailey Misha Mengelberg Sax (Alto), Composer
1969 M 144 Burnin' Red Ivanhoe Saxophone
1969 Unfinished Music No. 2: Life with the Lions John Lennon / Yoko Ono Guest Artist, Saxophone
1968 The Jazz Composer's Orchestra Jazz Composer's Orchestra Saxophone
1965 Ascension John Coltrane Main Personnel, Sax (Alto)
1965 Mohawk New York Art Quartet Sax (Alto)
1965 Roswell Rudd Roswell Rudd Sax (Alto), Trombone (Alto), Composer
1964 Four for Trane Archie Shepp Saxophone, Sax (Alto)
1964 New York Art Quartet New York Art Quartet Member of Attributed Artist, Sax (Alto), Group Member
1964 New York Eye and Ear Control Albert Ayler Guest Artist, Primary Artist, Main Personnel, Saxophone, Sax (Alto)
1963 New York Contemporary 5 in Europe Archie Shepp Guest Artist
1963 The New York Contemporary Five Archie Shepp Main Personnel, Sax (Alto), Composer
1962 Bill Dixon/Archie Shepp Bill Dixon / Archie Shepp Guest Artist
13 Miniatures for Albert Ayler Sax (Alto), Composer, Primary Artist
Adventures Charlie Kohlhase Composer
Cadentia Nova Danica John Tchicai Primary Artist
Cimposium, Vol. 12 Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Tenor), Primary Artist
ESP Sampler Saxophone
Fire Music, Vol. 1: A High Energy Avant Garde Jazz Compilation Sax (Alto)
Five Points: One Long Minute John Tchicai Primary Artist, Composer
Hindukush Serenade Hartmut Geerken / John Tchicai Primary Artist
Insistency! Hartmut Geerken Featured Artist
Jazzhus Montmartre: August 1966 Cadentia Nova Danica Sax (Alto), Composer
Live at Yoshi's David Haney Sax (Tenor), Group Member, Composer
Long Story Short: Curated by Peter Brötzmann Primary Artist, Reeds
Music for His Films 1967-1994 Willem Breuker Sax (Alto), Soloist
Poemes J. Stewart Truth Lies In-Between John Tchicai Primary Artist
Pointe Noire Michel Fernandez Composer
Ravnating; Koncert July 5,1982 John Tchicai Primary Artist
Rising Colossus Rent Romus' Life's Blood Ensemble Composer
Sound Particle 47 Density Sound Orchestra / Garrison Fewell Composer
Sudden Happiness John Tchicai / Triot Primary Artist, Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Tenor), Composer, Voices
Toxikum Stefan Pasborg / Toxikum Guest Artist, Main Personnel, Vocals
Witch's Scream Andrew Cyrille / John Tchicai / Reggie Workman Primary Artist, Liner Notes, Vocals, Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Tenor), Composer, Lyricist
nOOi Bill Noertker / Mark Oi Composer