Archie Shepp

Things Have Got To Change (UCCI 9379)

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Things Have Got To Change

Archie Shepp

Impulse

4988031408995

GEN 164901

UCCI 9379

JAZZ

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"The so called ‘late 60’s’ didn't really end until about 1972, and this album is further proof of that. Recorded in 1971, ‘Things have got to Change’ is about as late 60’s as you can get with its themes of revolution and black power. It might be easy for some to write this off as some sort of period kitsch, but look past its 60s stereotypical trappings and give it a hard listen and you will find some real genius at work here. ‘Money Blues’ and ‘Things have got to Change’ are both side long ‘jams’ that have very spare riffs, rhythms and chants to work with, yet both manage to maintain interest over fifteen plus minutes. The odd track out is side two opener, ‘Dr King, the Peaceful Warrior’, which is a quiet abstract two and a half minute ballad that features Archie’s tenor with Cal Massey’s electric piano.

PERSONNEL:

  • Archie Shepp - tenor & soprano sax
  • James Spaulding - alto sax, piccolo flute
  • Howard Johnson - baritone sax
  • Charles Greenlee, Grechan Moncur III - trombone
  • Roy Burrowes, Ted Daniel - trumpet
  • Dave Burrell - electric piano
  • Billy Butler, David Spinozza - guitar
  • Roland Wilson - bass
  • Beaver Harris - drums
  • Calo Scott, Hetty 'Bunchy' Fox, Juma Sutan, Ollie Anderson - percussion
  • Joe Lee Wilson - vocals
  • Anita Branham, Anita Shepp, Barbara Parsons, Claudette Brown, Ernestina Parsons, Jody Shayne, Johnny Shepp, Sharon Shepp - back vocals

Recorded in New Jersey. 17th May, 1971

TRACKS:

  • 01. a) Part 1
  • b) Part 2
  • c) Part 3
  • 02. Dr. King, The Peaceful Warrior
  • 03. Things Have Got To Change
  • a) Part 1
  • b) Part 2