“Hail We Now Sing Joy” is the first track on the reunion studio album The Meeting released by the jazz group the Art Ensamble Chicago (AEOC). Recorded during the Spring of 2003 in Madison, Wisconsin, and released on August 19, 2003 on the international label Pi Recordings.
The album was met with mixed reviews. Allmusic´s Thom Jurek awarded the album 4 stars, saying that ultimately, the album “is a glorious reunion album, one that delights as it provokes.”
Most reviews comment that the absence of Lester Bowie is obvious.
Joseph Jarman – Flute, Percussion, Gong, Saxophone (Alto, Soprano, Tenor), Bells
Malachi Favors Maghostus – Bass, Percussion
Roscoe Mitchell – Flute, Piccolo, Saxophone (Alto, Bass, Soprano, Tenor)
Don Moye – Bongos, Conga, Drums