Archie Shepp: The Magic of Ju-Ju (1967) Impulse!

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An outing to a place not often on the LJC jazz itinerary,” free jazz/  high energy genre”, and  nominations for The Ten Best Covers of a Jazz Record. (UPDATE: see reader nominations at end of post) Selection: Sorry ’bout that … Continue reading

Archie Shepp: Attica Blues (1972) Impulse

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  Selection 1: Attica Blues (A Shepp/ W. Harris) 320 kbps MP3 Selection 2: Blues for Brother George Jackson (A Shepp) 320 kbps MP3 Artists Clifford Thornton (cornet) Roy Burrowes, Charles McGhee, Michael Ridley (trumpet) Charles Greenlee, Charles Stephens, Kiane … Continue reading

Archie Shepp: Fire Music (1965) Impulse!

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Selection:Impossible to choose one selection so I will go with two: Prelude to a Kiss (Ellington) Girl from Ipanema (Antonio Carlos Jobim / Vinícius de Moraes) Artists Ted Curson (trumpet) Joseph Orange (trombone) Marion Brown (alto saxophone) Archie Shepp (tenor saxophone) Reggie … Continue reading

Archie Shepp: Trouble in Mind (1980) Steeplechase

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Selection: St James Infirmary Artists: Archie Shepp (tenor and soprano saxophone) Horace Parlan (piano) recorded February 6, 1980 at Sweet Silence Studios, Copenhagen, Denmark. The Music: A companion volume to the previous year’s gospel infused  Goin’ Home album , Trouble in Mind  continues  the … Continue reading

Archie Shepp: Goin’ Home (1977) Steeplechase

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Selection 1: Sometimes I feel like a Motherless Child Selection 2: Go Down Moses Artists Archie Shepp (tenor & soprano saxophone) Horace Parlan (piano) recorded at Sweet Silence Studios, Copenhagen, Denmark,  April 25, 1977;  engineer  Freddy Hanson Music: Emotionally wrenching, this … Continue reading

Archie Shepp: The Way Ahead (1968) Impulse/ EMI

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Selection 1: Damn If I Know (The Stroller) – (Walter Davis Jr) The blues gets an unmistakable Shepp makeover, mixing bursts of free solo improvisation with the aggression of a screaming banshee, within a traditional harmonic twelve bar foundation. It’s The Blues alright, but … Continue reading

Archie Shepp On This Night (1965) HMV Impulse

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Selection 1: In a Sentimental Mood (Ellington) Selection 2: The Mac Man (Shepp) updated Artists Archie Shepp (ts, p) Bobby Hutcherson (vib) Henry Grimes or Barre Phillips (b) David Izenzon, Rashied Ali, J.C. Moses or Joe Chambers (d) Ed Blackwell (rhythm logs) Christine Spencer … Continue reading

Archie Shepp “Mama Too Tight” (1966)

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Track Selection: “Theme for Ernie” > Artists Archie Shepp (ts) Tommy Turrentine (t) Grachan Moncur III (trmb) Roswell Rudd (trmb) Howard Johnson (tuba) Perry Robinson (clar) Charlie Haden (b) Beaver Harris (d) All star cast in addition to Shepp’s regular band, recorded 1966. Music All … Continue reading

Archie Shepp “Live in San Francisco”(1966)

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Track Selection: You Tube Music “Live in San Francisco”, 1966, finds Archie Shepp in performance in the capital of “fruits, nuts and flakes”, on an original press for its UK release, on HMV. Reissued many times , I had a 180gm “audiophile” pressing before I … Continue reading

Archie Shepp “Four for Trane” (1964)

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Track Selection:  “Niema” Artists Alan Shorter (flh) Roswell Rudd (tb) John Tchicai (as) Archie Shepp (ts) Reggie Workman (b) Charles Moffett (d) Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 10, 1964 Music When the headline brags a recording is “historically … Continue reading