Saturday, July 14, 2012

Entourage Music and Theatre Ensemble (Folkways, 1973)

I've chosen one of my favorite albums, the eponymous debut by The Entourage Music and Theatre Ensemble, to commence this blog. Mutant Sounds has posted it in the past, but I think the link is dead, so I decided to rip a personal copy. I've also included high quality scans of the booklet.

The Entourage Music and Theatre Ensemble were something of a collective, active between 1971 - 1983, based around the three musicians heard on this album and Wall Matthews. Their performances incorporated dance, sometimes with as many as fifteen members. The influence of ethnic folk music and jazz can be heard throughout, though overall the album defies categorization.

Toys and Techniques has a great post about this band with nice visuals including a video showcasing the dance accompaniment.  And there is more to be found on the band's website here.

Folkways' extensive catalog is available online. If you like this album, you should purchase it.


  1. My wife likes this. She says it sounds like The Dirty Three.

  2. this is great- thanks for keeping it alive