Revolutionary Ensemble

This group was a favourite of avant-garde jazz lovers in the ’70s. It appealed to a generation that had been weaned by Frank Zappa and were only temporarily lured into the camp by the intoxicating sounds of electric violin soloists like Jean-Luc Ponty or Sugarcane Harris. Leroy Jenkins, the violinist of the Revolutionary Ensemble was bluesy and swinging. However, he created his fiery solos in the context of a free jazz power trio. He wasn’t restricted by the repetitive Zappa rhythms or corny Zappa arrangements.

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