Chick’s early collective Circle was a trailblazing unit in the world of free jazz, putting aside traditional harmonic structures in favor of texture and pure, freewheeling invention. Paris-Concert is one of the lynchpin recordings of the genre: it demonstrates the true passion that lies at the heart of free music, and what’s possible when four deeply engaged musical minds — Chick, Anthony Braxton on saxophone, Dave Holland on bass and Barry Altschul on drums — combine for a set of probing, relentless explorations.

Disc 1

  1. Nefertitti
  2. Song for the Newborn
  3. Duet
  4. Lookout Farm / Kelvin 73 [Variation 3]

Disc 2

  1. Toy Room / Q & A
  2. No Greater Love