04 February, 2011

Archie Shepp - Fire Music (1965) (20-bit SBM) (eac-log-cover)

Archie Shepp - Fire Music (1965)
jazz | 1cd | eac-flac-cue-log-cover | 390MB
Impulse! | 20-bit SBM
Allmusic:
This particular early Archie Shepp recording has its strong moments, although it is a bit erratic. Four selections utilize an advanced sextet. Of these songs, "Hambone" has overly repetitive and rather monotonous riffing by the horns behind the soloists, and Shepp's bizarre exploration of "The Girl From Ipanema" gets tedious, but the episodic "Los Olvidaos" is quite colorful, and the tenorman sounds fine on a spacy rendition of "Prelude to a Kiss." "Malcolm, Malcolm-Semper Malcolm" has Shepp reading a brief poem for the fallen Malcolm X before he jams effectively on tenor in a trio with bassist David Izenzon and drummer J.C. Moses. Overall, this set, even with its faults, is recommended. [The CD is rounded out by a "bonus" cut not on the original LP -- a live version of "Hambone" that is much more interesting than the earlier rendition.]

Tracks
-1. "Hambone" (Archie Shepp) - 12:05
-2. "Los Olvidados" (Shepp) - 8:36
-3. "Malcolm, Malcolm Semper Malcolm", (Shepp) - 4:40
-4. "Prelude to a Kiss" (Ellington, Gordon, Mills) - 4:41
-5. "The Girl from Ipanema" (DeMoraes, Gimbel, Jobim) - 8:18
-6. "Hambone" [live] (Shepp) - 11:52 Bonus track on CD

Personnel
* Archie Shepp - tenor saxophone
* Ted Curson - trumpet
* Joseph Orange - trombone
* Marion Brown - alto saxophone
* Reggie Johnson - - double bass except track 3
* Joe Chambers - drums except track 3
* David Izenzon - double bass on track 3
* J.C. Moses - drums on track 3

3 comments:

archer said...

thanks for posting. a truly magical recording. one of my all time favs.

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