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

Freddie Redd: Lonely City (1985) Uptown Records

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 Selection: Bleeker St Blues Artists Freddie Redd (piano) Clarence “C” Sharpe (alto) Clifford Jordan (tenor) Gerry Cappuccio (baritone) Don Sickler (trumpet) George Duvivier (bass) Ben Riley (drums) recorded Englewood Cliffs NJ, January 18 &19, 1985 Music Pedigree line-up, some of … 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

Gil Evans: Into The Hot (1961) WRC/Impulse

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Selection: Bulbs (Cecil Taylor) Artists – on selection Bulbs Jimmy Lyons (alto saxophone) Archie Shepp (tenor saxophone) Cecil Taylor (piano) Henry Grimes (bass) Sunny Murray as Jimmy Murray (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 10, 1961 … 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 … Continue reading

John Coltrane: Ascension (1965) Impulse

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  Selection: Side 1 (18:40) Artists Freddie Hubbard, Dewey Johnson (tp) Marion Brown, John Tchicai (as) John Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp (ts) McCoy Tyner (p) Art Davis, Jimmy Garrison (b) Elvin Jones (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, … 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

Cecil Taylor: Danger Ahead!

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Taylor’s 1958 “Looking Ahead!” album gave us a taste of what was to come: a pianist who was rapidly leaving behind familiar jazz tonality, ryhthm and structure. Somewhere between his early beginning in the mid-Fifties and the complex angular compositions of his later Blue Note … 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

Kenny Dorham and the Jazz Prophets Vol.1(1956)

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Track Selection: “The Prophet” Artists Kenny Dorham (tp) J.R. Monterose (ts) Dick Katz (p) Sam Jones (b) Arthur Edgehill (d)NYC, April 4, 1956 Music Dorham duets with JR Monterose on happy varied arrangements, with Dorham in his characteristic  fast-stacatto mode driving … Continue reading