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The Ancestors

The Ancestors
Tim Berne Sextet
Released 1983
Recorded February 19th 1983
Genre Avant-garde jazz
Downtown music
Length 44:39
Label Soul Note (Italy)
Producer Empire Productions & Giovanni Bonandrini
Tim Berne chronology

Songs And Rituals In Real Time
The Ancestors
Mutant Variations
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

The Ancestors is an album by Tim Berne and which was released on the Italian-based Soul Note label in 1983. It features two (or four) compositions by Tim Berne performed by the Tim Berne Sextet which consisted of Clarence Herb Robertson, Ray Anderson, Mack Goldsbury, Ed Schuller, Paul Motian and Tim Berne.

Track listing

  1. "Sirius B" (Berne) - 10:46
  2. "Shirley's Song - Part 1" (Berne) - 12:46
  3. "Shirley's Song - Part 2 / San Antonio / The Ancestors" (Berne) - 21:05



  • Recorded live on February 19, 1983 at the School of Visual Arts, NYC.
  • Recording Engineer: Kazunori Sugiyama
  • Produced by Empire Productions & Giovanni Bonandrini
  • Cover painting by Betsy Berne


  • 1983 - Soul Note (Italy), SN 1061 (LP)[2]
  • 1991 - Soul Note (Italy), 121061-1 (LP)[2]
  • 1991 - Soul Note (Italy), 121061-2 (CD)[2]
  • 1991 - Soul Note (Italy), 121061-4 (CT)[2]


External links

  1. All-Music album review
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