Impulse Story

The Impulse Story

by Archie Shepp
     
 
Archie Shepp's volume in The Impulse Story series, with liner notes by Ashley Kahn, author of The House That Trane Built: The Impulse Story, is arguably the best and most representative of any of the editions in it. These ten cuts capture Shepp's many faces. There's his wonderful look inside the music of his mentor

Overview

Archie Shepp's volume in The Impulse Story series, with liner notes by Ashley Kahn, author of The House That Trane Built: The Impulse Story, is arguably the best and most representative of any of the editions in it. These ten cuts capture Shepp's many faces. There's his wonderful look inside the music of his mentor John Coltrane ("Naima" from Four for Trane), through to his gaze at the jazz tradition (Duke Ellington's "Sophisticated Lady"), to bossa nova (a very unique read of "Girl from Ipanema") to the weighty concerns of his own compositions that engaged everything from the avant-garde "Les Matin des Noires" to politics ("Malcolm Malcolm -- Semper Malcolm"), to R&B and soul ("Damn If I Know" "Mama Too Tight," and "Attica Blues"). While certain albums are not represented here -- the magnificent Magic of Ju-Ju being one -- the breadth and depth of Shepp's true genius is all here. That said, it is a shame that many of his albums recorded for Impulse (the classic Fire Music and Magic of Ju-Ju just to name two) are currently out of print. Of all the volumes in this fine collection, Shepp's stands, with Alice Coltrane's as the very best in that it gives a true introduction to an artist often misunderstood, but during his tenure for this label, he was creatively unstoppable.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/06/2006
Label:
Impulse Records
UPC:
0602498551165
catalogNumber:
000657202

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Archie Shepp   Primary Artist,Tenor Saxophone,Recitation,Spoken Word
John Blake   Violin
Marion Brown   Alto Saxophone
Ron Carter   Bass
Joe Chambers   Drums
Ted Curson   Trumpet
Beaver Harris   Drums
Leroy Jenkins   Violin
Jimmy Owens   Trumpet
Perry Robinson   Clarinet
Roswell Rudd   Trombone
Clifford Thornton   Cornet
Tommy Turrentine   Trumpet
Reggie Johnson   Bass
Barre Phillips   Bass,Upright Bass
Roland Alexander   Tenor Saxophone
Grachan Moncur   Trombone
David Izenzon   Bass
Charles Moffett   Drums
Kiane Zawadi   Trombone
Ollie Anderson   Percussion
Joshie Armstead   Vocals
Roy Burrowes   Trumpet
Walter Davis   Piano,Electric Piano
Nene DeFense   Percussion
Cornell Dupree   Electric Guitar
Charles "Majeed" Greenlee   Trombone
Charlie Haden   Bass
Roy Haynes   Drums
Bobby Hutcherson   Vibes
Henry Hull   Vocals
Hakim Jami   Euphonium
Gerald Jemmott   Electric Bass
Ronald Lipscomb   Cello
Charles McGhee   Trumpet
J.C. Moses   Drums
Joseph Orange   Trombone
Reggie Workman   Bass,Upright Bass
Michael Ridley   Trumpet
Albertine Robinson   Vocals
Calo Scott   Cello
Lakshminarayana Shankar   Violin
Alan Shorter   Flugelhorn
Charles Stephens   Trombone
John Tchicai   Alto Saxophone
James Ware   Baritone Saxophone
Juma Sultan   Percussion
Howard Glover "Johnny" Johnson   Tuba
Walter Davis   Piano,Electric Piano
Billy Robinson   Tenor Saxophone
Roland Wilson   Electric Bass

Technical Credits

Vinícius de Moraes   Composer
Beaver Harris   Composer
Archie Shepp   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
John Coltrane   Composer,Audio Production
Duke Ellington   Composer
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Chuck Stewart   Cover Photo,Original Cover Photography
Hollis King   Art Direction
Ashley Kahn   Liner Notes
Walter Davis   Composer
Clyde Gilliam   Cover Design

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