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Ensemble Stop-Time
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Ensemble Stop-Time

Left photo (l to r): Tokunori Kajiwara, Stephen E. Berry, Aaron Horne; right photo: Art Hoyle, Rodney Clark, Derek Cannon. Photos by Bob Kusel.
Project Stop-Time and its performance component, Ensemble Stop-Time, was designed to celebrate African-American popular musical traditions of the twentieth century. Performing from 1998 through 2000, Ensemble Stop-Time was a collection of eighteen musicians who embraced a variety of performing styles and genres, including solo, duo, quintet, septet, and big band jazz instrumentations. Composed of some of Chicago's leading professional musicians, the Ensemble performed the entire range of African-American popular music, from spirituals, blues, and ragtime, to gospel, R&B, blues, jazz, and hip hop.
Coordinator and Music Director T. S. Galloway

Listen to Ensemble Stop-Time perform "King Porter Stomp" in the style of Louis Armstrong: