|The People's Republic|
|Studio album by|
|Recorded||December 4-6, 1975|
|Studio||Kendun Recorders, Burbank, CA|
|Revolutionary Ensemble chronology|
The People's Republic is an album by the Revolutionary Ensemble, violinist Leroy Jenkins, bassist Sirone and drummer Jerome Cooper, which was recorded in late 1975 and released on the A&M/Horizon label the following year.
The AllMusic review by Rob Ferrier stated "This record has a fearsome reputation that is completely undeserved. On the contrary, while the sound of strings seems strange to a jazz-trained ear, the music these people make on this record is beautiful, fragile, and -- considering that it's all completely improvised -- astonishingly tight as well. These men played together for a long time, not for tangible reward, but for themselves and whoever cared to listen. This is definitely a different record, and what happens here might not even be called jazz, but the salient quality of the music is beauty, not the ferociousness one might expect. This is highly recommended, if only for the inclusion of Sirone's bass playing, a voice that should have been recorded more often".
- "New York" (Leroy Jenkins) – 6:22
- "Trio for Trio" (Jenkins) – 6:45
- "Chinese Rock" (Jerome Cooper) – 6:28
- "The People's Republic" (Sirone) – 9:42
- "Ponderous Planets" (Cooper) – 11:00
- Leroy Jenkins – violin, viola, kalimba, recorder, gong, claves
- Sirone − bass, trombone, bells, shaker, , wood block, gong
- Jerome Cooper – drums, bugle, piano, balafon, temple block, wood block, gong, bells, saw
- Both Sides Now: A&M Album Discography, Part 26 - A&M Horizon Jazz Series, accessed April 27, 2018
- Revolutionary Ensemble discography, accessed April 27, 2018
- Sirone discography, accessed April 27, 2018
- Ferrier, Rob. Revolutionary Ensemble: The People's Republic – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved April 27, 2018.