Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Archie Shepp: In a Sentimental Mood

Shepp's take on Ellington. Recorded August 12, 1965.

"In this performance he reveals another dimension of sensuality, of intimately lyrical sensitivity that is also part of the continually expanding expressivity of Archie Shepp. In much of his work, the beauty is harsh; on this track, it as full of wonder and unfolding concern as a first embrace between two lovers."
- Nat Hentoff, 1966

The players:
Archie Shepp, tenor sax
Bobby Hutcherson, vibes
Henry Grimes, bass
Joe Chambers, drums

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