"Black Unstoppable" (Delmark DVD 1575 / DE 575)
Nicole Mitchell has been celebrated for bringing an exciting new approach to flute improvisation. Co-president of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), Mitchell is the founder of the critically acclaimed Black Earth Ensemble. #1 in Downbeat magazine's critic's poll for "Rising Star Flutist 2006 and 2007," Mitchell has performed with creative luminaries including George Lewis, Anthony Braxton, James Newton and Muhal Richard Abrams. Awarded "Chicagoan of the Year 2006" by the Chicago Tribune, Mitchell does a variety of residencies, workshops and panel discussions in Europe, Canada and the U.S. with a focus on creative music. Nicole Mitchell, flute; David Boykin, saxophone; David Young, trumpet, Jeff Parker, guitar; Tomeka Reid, cello; Josh Abrams, bass; Marcus Evans, drums; Ugochi, vocals. DVD is live at the Velvet Lounge, CD is studio recording of the same new compositions.