Archie Shepp

Looking at Bird (G1149)

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1980

Looking at Bird

Archie Shepp

Steeplechase

716043114917

LPS 112973

G1149

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Looking at Bird - 180 Gram

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Avant-garde tenor saxophonist Archie Shepp created a stir in 1977 when he recorded a set of hymns and folk melodies in melodic duets with pianist Horace Parlan. On February 6, 1980, he reunited with Parlan for a set of blues associated with Bessie Smith, and the following day, as a sort of sequel, Shepp played eight songs associated with Charlie Parker in collaboration with bassist Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen.

Although never a bebopper, Shepp does surprisingly well on such tunes as "Moose the Mooche," "Ornithology," "Yardbird Suite" and "Confirmation," even if he makes the mistake of doubling on his erratic soprano during a few numbers. Archie Shepp pays tribute to Bird not by copying him, but by being creative and playing Parker's repertoire in his own sound. Recommended.

PERSONNEL:

  • Archie Shepp (tenor & soprano sax)
  • Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (bass)

Copenhagen, February 7, 1980.

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A:
  • 01. Moose the Mooche<
  • 02. Embraceable You
  • 03. Ornithology
  • 04. Billie's Bounce
  • SIDE B:
  • 01. Yardbird Suite
  • 02. Blues For Alice
  • 03. How Deep Is The Ocean
  • 04. Confirmation