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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Archie Shepp Quartet live at 32nd International Jazzweek Burghausen 2001

  bogard´s jazztapes
2/15/10 5:16 PM
bogard
Amina Claudine Myers Wayne Dockery Archie Shepp Ronnie Burrage

Archie Shepp, tenor saxophone, vocals
Amina Claudine Myers, piano, vocals
Ronnie Burrage, drums, vocals
Wayne Dockery, bass

recorded live at Wackerhalle, Burghausen, May 4, 2001

1. Hope 2
2. God Bless The Child
3. Mama Rose/ Revolution
4. Ev´ry Day´s A New Day
5. Dedication to Bessie Smith´s Blues
6. You Gotta Call Him

Archie Shepp "populates his musical world with themes and stylistic elements provided by the greatest voices of jazz: from Ellington to Monk and Mingus, from Parker to Siver and Taylor. His technical and emotional capacity enables him to integrate the varied elements inherited by the Masters of Tenor from Webster to Coltrane into his own playing but according to his very own combination: the wild raspiness of his attacks, his massive sound sculpted by a vibrato mastered in all ranges, his phrases carried to breathlessness, his abrupt level changes, the intensity of his tempos but also the velvety tenderness woven into a ballad. His play consistently deepens the spirit of the two faces of the original black American music: blues and spirituals. His work with classics and with his own compositions (Bessie Smith’s Black Water Blues or Mama Rose) contributes to maintaining alive the power of strangeness of these two musics in relationship to European music and expresses itself in a unique mix of wounded violence and age-old nostalgia. (…) With his freedom loving sensitivity Archie Shepp has made an inestimable contribution to the gathering, the publicizing and the inventing of jazz."
His latest album called "Phat Jam in Milano" was released in 2009 on Dawn of Freedom.

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