Archie Shepp

Blasé (180 Gram) (BYG529318)

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Blasé (180 Gram)

Archie Shepp

BYG Records

BYG529318

LPS 129990

BYG529318

JAZZ

1

LP 16,51 €

GATEFOLD SLEEVE

180 GRAM VINYL

Blasé looks back to the blues, soaked in harmonica and the brooding duet of Shepp's throaty tenor and Jeanne Lee's magnificent, pensive voice. The mood is dark, but proud and unyielding. This is the sound of those who have been wounded, those who will rise yet again. The overall effect is like some wonderful, alternate version of Porgy & Bess, an expression of hope and dignity where few would bother to look.

PERSONNEL:

  • ARCHIE SHEPP, tenor sax
  • LESTER BOWIE, trumpet, flugelhorn
  • CHICAGO BEAU, JULIO FINN, harmonica
  • DAVE BURRELL, piano
  • MALACHI FAVORS, bass
  • PHILLY JO JONES, drums
  • JEANNE LEE, vocals

Recorded, August 16, 1969, Paris

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • 01. My Ange
  • 02. Blasé
  • SIDE B
  • 01. There Is A Balm In Gilead
  • 02. Sophisticated Lady
  • 03. Touareg