ARCHIE SHEPP
Hard Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Progressive Big Band / Post Bop / Vocal Jazz / (Post-70s) Eclectic Fusion / World Fusion / Pop Jazz/Crossover • United States

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Archie Shepp has been at various times a feared firebrand and radical, soulful throwback and contemplative veteran. He was viewed in the '60s as perhaps the most articulate and disturbing member of the free generation, a published playwright willing to speak on the record in unsparing, explicit fashion about social injustice and the anger and rage he felt. His tenor sax solos were searing, harsh, and unrelenting, played with a vivid intensity. But in the '70s, Shepp employed a fatback/swing-based R&B approach, and in the '80s he mixed straight bebop, ballads, and blues pieces displaying little of the fury and fire from his earlier days. Shepp studied dramatic literature at Goddard College, earning his degree in 1959. He played alto sax in dance bands and sought theatrical work in New York. But Shepp switched to tenor, playing in several free jazz bands. He worked with Cecil Taylor, co-led groups with read more...
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Trouble In MindTrouble In Mind
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A SEA OF FACESA SEA OF FACES
BLACK SAINT 2009
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Way AheadWay Ahead
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Grp Records 1998
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Yasmina, A Black Woman / Poem For MalcolmYasmina, A Black Woman / Poem For Malcolm
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SNAPPER MUSIC LTD. 2017
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There's A Trumpet In My SoulThere's A Trumpet In My Soul
1201 MUSIC 1983
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Four for TraneFour for Trane
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Goin' HomeGoin' Home
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ARCHIE SHEPP Philly Joe Jones RARE 1971 JAPAN ORIG White Label PROMO Free Jazz ARCHIE SHEPP Philly Joe Jones RARE 1971 JAPAN ORIG White Label PROMO Free Jazz USD $19.99 (1 bids)
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JOHN COLTRANE ARCHIE SHEPP At Newport LP Impuse EX JOHN COLTRANE ARCHIE SHEPP At Newport LP Impuse EX USD $24.00 Buy It Now 5h
Archie Shepp & The New York Contemporary Five LP Black Polydor 1964 VG Free Jazz Archie Shepp & The New York Contemporary Five LP Black Polydor 1964 VG Free Jazz USD $40.06 Buy It Now 5h
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Archie Shepp - Dollar Brand DUET LP Denon YX-7532-ND Stereo 1978 JAPAN No OBI V+ Archie Shepp - Dollar Brand DUET LP Denon YX-7532-ND Stereo 1978 JAPAN No OBI V+ USD $17.50 Buy It Now 17h
Archie Shepp 70s JAZZ LP There's a Trumpet in My Soul 1975 USA ISSUE DJ ISSUE Archie Shepp 70s JAZZ LP There's a Trumpet in My Soul 1975 USA ISSUE DJ ISSUE USD $14.98 Buy It Now 20h
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ARCHIE SHEPP QUARTET-BLUE BALLADS, TRUE BALLADS-JAPAN 2 CD E25 ARCHIE SHEPP QUARTET-BLUE BALLADS, TRUE BALLADS-JAPAN 2 CD E25 USD $20.50 Buy It Now 22h
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JAZZACTUEL (3 X CD BOX SET) GONG / SUN RA / ARCHIE SHEPP / DON CHERRY ETC,PSYCH JAZZACTUEL (3 X CD BOX SET) GONG / SUN RA / ARCHIE SHEPP / DON CHERRY ETC,PSYCH USD $6.97 (0 bids)
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ARCHIE SHEPP-ATTICA BLUES -JAPAN SHM-CD C94 ARCHIE SHEPP-ATTICA BLUES -JAPAN SHM-CD C94 USD $15.50 Buy It Now 1 day
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New Thing At Newport, John Coltrane/Archie Shepp lp New Thing At Newport, John Coltrane/Archie Shepp lp USD $9.99 (0 bids)
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ELLINGTON, DUKE-Treasury shows Vol. 19 - with Archie Shepp (2CD)  CD NEW ELLINGTON, DUKE-Treasury shows Vol. 19 - with Archie Shepp (2CD) CD NEW USD $15.90 Buy It Now 1 day
Archie Shepp Bird Fire, New Music Archie Shepp Bird Fire, New Music USD $17.48 Buy It Now 1 day
Black Ballads by Archie Shepp (CD, 1994, Timeless (Label)) Black Ballads by Archie Shepp (CD, 1994, Timeless (Label)) USD $10.44 (0 bids)
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Archie Shepp & Jeanne Lee CD Archie Shepp & Jeanne Lee CD USD $10.44 (0 bids)
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ARCHIE SHEPP / JASPER VAN'T HOF Mama Rose STEEPLECHASE Sealed 180 Gram Vinyl LP ARCHIE SHEPP / JASPER VAN'T HOF Mama Rose STEEPLECHASE Sealed 180 Gram Vinyl LP USD $18.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Archie Shepp-And the New York Contemporary 5  CD NEW Archie Shepp-And the New York Contemporary 5 CD NEW USD $15.64 Buy It Now 1 day
ARCHIE SHEPP-LIVE IN SAN FRANCISCO - WLP ON IMPULSE JAZZ LP-NM, MONO, PROMO ARCHIE SHEPP-LIVE IN SAN FRANCISCO - WLP ON IMPULSE JAZZ LP-NM, MONO, PROMO USD $100.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Archie Shepp - Lady Bird - Rare Japanese CD - Very Good+ Archie Shepp - Lady Bird - Rare Japanese CD - Very Good+ USD $22.98 Buy It Now 1 day
Sealed! ARCHIE SHEPP ‎For Losers JAPAN CD UCCU-90079 w/OBI Free S Sealed! ARCHIE SHEPP ‎For Losers JAPAN CD UCCU-90079 w/OBI Free S USD $29.99 Buy It Now 2 days
ARCHIE SHEPP Four For Trane UCCI-9020 CD JAPAN 2001 NEW ARCHIE SHEPP Four For Trane UCCI-9020 CD JAPAN 2001 NEW USD $111.29 Buy It Now 2 days
Archie Shepp-Bird Fire, A Tribute To Charly  VINYL LP NEW Archie Shepp-Bird Fire, A Tribute To Charly VINYL LP NEW USD $32.04 Buy It Now 2 days
ARCHIE SHEPP JAZZ LEGENDS FESTIVAL 50th ANNIV COVER ARCHIE SHEPP JAZZ LEGENDS FESTIVAL 50th ANNIV COVER USD $4.01 Buy It Now 2 days
ARCHIE SHEPP - FOUR FOR TRANE  CD  5 TRACKS BEBOP / JAZZ  NEW+ ARCHIE SHEPP - FOUR FOR TRANE CD 5 TRACKS BEBOP / JAZZ NEW+ USD $16.91 Buy It Now 2 days
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ARCHIE SHEPP - BODY & SOUL  CD NEW+ ARCHIE SHEPP - BODY & SOUL CD NEW+ USD $17.51 Buy It Now 2 days
JOHN COLTRANE ARCHIE SHEPP New thing at Newport french 1966 BIEM impulse A 94 LP JOHN COLTRANE ARCHIE SHEPP New thing at Newport french 1966 BIEM impulse A 94 LP USD $45.00 Buy It Now 2 days
Archie Shepp Walter Davis Jr. Arista Freedom LP 1975 Archie Shepp Walter Davis Jr. Arista Freedom LP 1975 USD $12.00 Buy It Now 2 days
Vintage ARCHIE SHEPP LIVE IN SAN FRANCISCO Record Album FREE JAZZ Vintage ARCHIE SHEPP LIVE IN SAN FRANCISCO Record Album FREE JAZZ USD $19.99 Buy It Now 2 days
ARCHIE SHEPP QUARTET Blue Ballads TKCV-35392 CD JAPAN 2007 OBI ARCHIE SHEPP QUARTET Blue Ballads TKCV-35392 CD JAPAN 2007 OBI USD $50.15 Buy It Now 2 days
ARCHIE SHEPP - STEAM-ENJA24BIT  CD NEW+ ARCHIE SHEPP - STEAM-ENJA24BIT CD NEW+ USD $17.51 Buy It Now 2 days
ARCHIE SHEPP Soul Song VQCD-10111 CD JAPAN 2009 OBI ARCHIE SHEPP Soul Song VQCD-10111 CD JAPAN 2009 OBI USD $61.24 Buy It Now 2 days
JOHN COLTRANE/ARCHIE SHEPP NEW THING AT NEWPORT IMPULSE A-54 GF VINYL JOHN COLTRANE/ARCHIE SHEPP NEW THING AT NEWPORT IMPULSE A-54 GF VINYL USD $27.99 Buy It Now 2 days
ARCHIE SHEPP & HORACE PARLAN Trouble In Mind LP STEEPLECHASE SCS-1139 1980  VG+ ARCHIE SHEPP & HORACE PARLAN Trouble In Mind LP STEEPLECHASE SCS-1139 1980 VG+ USD $19.95 Buy It Now 2 days
ARCHIE SHEPP - BALLADS FOR TRANE - DENON - JAPAN - ©1984 ARCHIE SHEPP - BALLADS FOR TRANE - DENON - JAPAN - ©1984 USD $19.95 (0 bids)
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ARCHIE SHEPP There's A Trumpet In My Soul LP ARISTA Ray Draper Walter Davis Jr. ARCHIE SHEPP There's A Trumpet In My Soul LP ARISTA Ray Draper Walter Davis Jr. USD $11.04 Buy It Now 2 days
ARCHIE SHEPP Mama Too Tight LP IMPULSE A-9134 Orig US 1966 Grachan Moncur III ARCHIE SHEPP Mama Too Tight LP IMPULSE A-9134 Orig US 1966 Grachan Moncur III USD $25.49 Buy It Now 2 days
Very Good - On This Night by Archie Shepp (CD, May-1993, GRP (USA)) RARE Very Good - On This Night by Archie Shepp (CD, May-1993, GRP (USA)) RARE USD $15.00 Buy It Now 3 days
ARCHIE SHEPP The Magic Of Ju-Ju MVCJ-19049 CD JAPAN 1998 OBI ARCHIE SHEPP The Magic Of Ju-Ju MVCJ-19049 CD JAPAN 1998 OBI USD $43.63 Buy It Now 3 days
ARCHIE SHEPP QUARTET Deja Vu VHGD-13 SACD CD JAPAN 2014 NEW ARCHIE SHEPP QUARTET Deja Vu VHGD-13 SACD CD JAPAN 2014 NEW USD $170.85 Buy It Now 3 days
Cecil Taylor Buell Neidlinger Steve Lacy Archie Shepp Clark Terry IMPORT CD Jazz Cecil Taylor Buell Neidlinger Steve Lacy Archie Shepp Clark Terry IMPORT CD Jazz USD $11.24 Buy It Now 3 days
ARCHIE SHEPP QUARTET Blue Ballads TKJV-35117 CD JAPAN 1999 OBI ARCHIE SHEPP QUARTET Blue Ballads TKJV-35117 CD JAPAN 1999 OBI USD $49.86 Buy It Now 3 days
ARCHIE SHEPP - Fire Music - CD - Import - **BRAND NEW/STILL SEALED** ARCHIE SHEPP - Fire Music - CD - Import - **BRAND NEW/STILL SEALED** USD $25.95 Buy It Now 3 days
ARCHIE SHEPP - ARCHIE SHEPP & THE NEW YORK CONTEMPORARY FIVE [REMASTER] NEW CD ARCHIE SHEPP - ARCHIE SHEPP & THE NEW YORK CONTEMPORARY FIVE [REMASTER] NEW CD USD $15.63 Buy It Now 3 days
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Archie Shepp Attica Blues Japan CD Archie Shepp Attica Blues Japan CD USD $24.99 Buy It Now 3 days
ARCHIE SHEPP QUARTET Blue Ballads VHGD-49 SACD CD JAPAN 2014 NEW ARCHIE SHEPP QUARTET Blue Ballads VHGD-49 SACD CD JAPAN 2014 NEW USD $88.56 Buy It Now 3 days
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Archie Shepp - Doodlin' LP Mint- IC 1001 Inner City Stereo 1976 USA Vinyl Record Archie Shepp - Doodlin' LP Mint- IC 1001 Inner City Stereo 1976 USA Vinyl Record USD $30.00 Buy It Now 3 days
Archie Shepp - Live In San Francisco LP VG+ AS-9118 Impulse! 1966 Vinyl Record Archie Shepp - Live In San Francisco LP VG+ AS-9118 Impulse! 1966 Vinyl Record USD $30.00 Buy It Now 3 days
First Take [Digipak] by Archie Shepp/Siegfried Kessler (CD) First Take [Digipak] by Archie Shepp/Siegfried Kessler (CD) USD $14.99 Buy It Now 3 days
ARCHIE SHEPP - KWANZA USED - VERY GOOD CD ARCHIE SHEPP - KWANZA USED - VERY GOOD CD USD $9.65 Buy It Now 3 days
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JOHN LEE HOOKER ARCHIE SHEPP Classic Blues LP ABC BLUESWAY BLS 6061 rare NM- JOHN LEE HOOKER ARCHIE SHEPP Classic Blues LP ABC BLUESWAY BLS 6061 rare NM- USD $6.99 (1 bids)
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Archie Shepp-Coral Rock-America 103-FRANCE Archie Shepp-Coral Rock-America 103-FRANCE USD $24.99 Buy It Now 3 days
ARCHIE SHEPP QUARTET Blue Ballads VHCD-78147 CD JAPAN 2011 NEW ARCHIE SHEPP QUARTET Blue Ballads VHCD-78147 CD JAPAN 2011 NEW USD $37.74 Buy It Now 3 days
World of CECIL TAYLOR Archie Shepp Buell Neidlinger Dennis Charles SEALED LP World of CECIL TAYLOR Archie Shepp Buell Neidlinger Dennis Charles SEALED LP USD $19.97 Buy It Now 3 days
ARCHIE SHEPP - LEFT ALONE REVISITED: A TRIBUTE TO BILLIE HOLIDAY [DIGIPAK] USED ARCHIE SHEPP - LEFT ALONE REVISITED: A TRIBUTE TO BILLIE HOLIDAY [DIGIPAK] USED USD $11.48 Buy It Now 3 days
ARCHIE SHEPP-SOUL SONG-JAPAN CD BONUS TRACK Ltd/Ed B63 ARCHIE SHEPP-SOUL SONG-JAPAN CD BONUS TRACK Ltd/Ed B63 USD $12.50 Buy It Now 3 days
ARCHIE SHEPP PITCHIN CAN VINYL LP 12 ARCHIE SHEPP PITCHIN CAN VINYL LP 12" RECORD USD $22.49 Buy It Now 3 days
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ARCHIE SHEPP & THE FULL MOON ENSEMBLE Live In Antibes CD x2 NEW RE Charly 651 X ARCHIE SHEPP & THE FULL MOON ENSEMBLE Live In Antibes CD x2 NEW RE Charly 651 X USD $13.99 Buy It Now 3 days
ARCHIE SHEPP-LOVER MAN-JAPAN CD Ltd/Ed B63 ARCHIE SHEPP-LOVER MAN-JAPAN CD Ltd/Ed B63 USD $12.50 Buy It Now 3 days
ARCHIE SHEPP & NEW YORK CONTEMPORARY FIVE-VOL.1-JAPAN CD Ltd/Ed B63 ARCHIE SHEPP & NEW YORK CONTEMPORARY FIVE-VOL.1-JAPAN CD Ltd/Ed B63 USD $12.50 Buy It Now 3 days
ARCHIE SHEPP & THE FULL MOON ENSEMBLE - LIVE IN ANTIBES VOL. 1 & 2 [DIGIPAK] USE ARCHIE SHEPP & THE FULL MOON ENSEMBLE - LIVE IN ANTIBES VOL. 1 & 2 [DIGIPAK] USE USD $12.67 Buy It Now 3 days
Archie Shepp Quartet Parisian Concert, Volume 1 CD (152062) Archie Shepp Quartet Parisian Concert, Volume 1 CD (152062) USD $15.99 Buy It Now 3 days
ARCHIE SHEPP & NEW YORK CONTEMPORARY FIVE-VOL.2-JAPAN CD Ltd/Ed B63 ARCHIE SHEPP & NEW YORK CONTEMPORARY FIVE-VOL.2-JAPAN CD Ltd/Ed B63 USD $12.50 Buy It Now 4 days
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ARCHIE SHEPP Discography

ARCHIE SHEPP albums / top albums

.. Album Cover 3.55 | 2 ratings
The Archie Shepp-Bill Dixon Quartet(aka Peace)
Hard Bop 1962
.. Album Cover 4.92 | 5 ratings
Four for Trane
Avant-Garde Jazz 1964
.. Album Cover 4.88 | 5 ratings
Fire Music
Avant-Garde Jazz 1965
.. Album Cover 3.55 | 2 ratings
On This Night
Avant-Garde Jazz 1965
.. Album Cover 4.88 | 5 ratings
Mama Too Tight
Avant-Garde Jazz 1966
.. Album Cover 4.94 | 5 ratings
The Magic of Ju-Ju
Avant-Garde Jazz 1967
.. Album Cover 4.49 | 7 ratings
The Way Ahead
Avant-Garde Jazz 1968
.. Album Cover 3.33 | 3 ratings
Yasmina, A Black Woman
Avant-Garde Jazz 1969
.. Album Cover 3.00 | 2 ratings
Poem for Malcolm
Avant-Garde Jazz 1969
.. Album Cover 2.64 | 2 ratings
Blasé
Avant-Garde Jazz 1969
.. Album Cover 3.98 | 4 ratings
For Losers
Avant-Garde Jazz 1970
.. Album Cover 4.31 | 4 ratings
Black Gipsy
Avant-Garde Jazz 1970
.. Album Cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Coral Rock
Avant-Garde Jazz 1970
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Pitchin' Can
Avant-Garde Jazz 1970
.. Album Cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
Things Have Got To Change
Avant-Garde Jazz 1971
.. Album Cover 4.35 | 4 ratings
Attica Blues
Progressive Big Band 1972
.. Album Cover 4.12 | 4 ratings
The Cry of My People
Progressive Big Band 1973
.. Album Cover 3.52 | 6 ratings
Kwanza
Progressive Big Band 1974
.. Album Cover 4.34 | 3 ratings
A Sea of Faces
Avant-Garde Jazz 1975
.. Album Cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
There's a Trumpet in My Soul
Progressive Big Band 1975
.. Album Cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Jazz a Confronto 27
Post Bop 1976
.. Album Cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Mariamar
Hard Bop 1976
.. Album Cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Doodlin'
Avant-Garde Jazz 1976
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bijou
Hard Bop 1976
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Touch of the Blues
Hard Bop 1977
.. Album Cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Ballads For Trane
Hard Bop 1977
.. Album Cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Day Dream
Hard Bop 1977
.. Album Cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Goin’ Home (with Horace Parlan)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1977
.. Album Cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Duet (with Dollar Brand)
Hard Bop 1978
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Further Fire Music - The Dedication Series Vol.XVII
Avant-Garde Jazz 1978
.. Album Cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
On Green Dolphin Street
Hard Bop 1978
.. Album Cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
The Tradition
Hard Bop 1978
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Maple Leaf Rag
Hard Bop 1978
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Body And Soul
Avant-Garde Jazz 1978
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Bird Fire: A Tribute to Charlie Parker
Hard Bop 1979
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Lady Bird
Hard Bop 1979
.. Album Cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Tray of Silver
Hard Bop 1979
.. Album Cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Trouble In Mind (with Horace Parlan)
Hard Bop 1980
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Family Of Percussion & Archie Shepp : Here Comes The Family
World Fusion 1981
.. Album Cover 3.52 | 2 ratings
Looking At Bird (with Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen)
Hard Bop 1981
.. Album Cover 3.52 | 2 ratings
I Know About the Life
Hard Bop 1981
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Soul Song
Hard Bop 1982
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Good Life
Hard Bop 1984
.. Album Cover 3.98 | 2 ratings
Down Home New York
Post Bop 1984
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Little Red Moon
Hard Bop 1986
.. Album Cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Archie Shepp / Michel Marre Quintet ‎: You're My Thrill (aka Passion)
Hard Bop 1986
.. Album Cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Reunion (with Horace Parlan)
Hard Bop 1987
.. Album Cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Archie Shepp/Jasper Van't Hof - The Fifth of May
Avant-Garde Jazz 1987
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Splashes
Hard Bop 1987
.. Album Cover 3.25 | 2 ratings
Lover Man
Vocal Jazz 1989
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Octiminus (with Francisco Mondragon Rio)
Pop Jazz/Crossover 1990
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I Didn't Know About You
Hard Bop 1991
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Black Ballads
Hard Bop 1992
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Blue Ballads
Hard Bop 1996
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Something to Live For
Vocal Jazz 1997
.. Album Cover 4.75 | 2 ratings
True Ballads
Hard Bop 1997
.. Album Cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
True Blue
Hard Bop 1999
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Archie Shepp Meets Kahil El'Zabar's Ritual Trio ‎: Conversations
Avant-Garde Jazz 1999
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chooldy Chooldy
Hard Bop 2002
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Deja Vu
Hard Bop 2003
.. Album Cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Tomorrow Will Be Another Day
Hard Bop 2003
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Gemini
(Post-70s) Eclectic Fusion 2007
.. Album Cover 3.52 | 2 ratings
Wo!man (with Joachim Kuhn )
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011

ARCHIE SHEPP EPs & splits

ARCHIE SHEPP live albums

.. Album Cover 4.91 | 4 ratings
Live in San Francisco
Avant-Garde Jazz 1966
.. Album Cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Live At The Donaueschingen (aka One For Train aka The Indomitable)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1967
.. Album Cover 3.98 | 2 ratings
Three For A Quarter, One For A Dime
Avant-Garde Jazz 1969
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Archie Shepp & Philly Joe Jones
Avant-Garde Jazz 1970
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live in Antibes (Vol. 1)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1971
.. Album Cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Live in Antibes (Vol. 2)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1971
.. Album Cover 2.57 | 2 ratings
Live At The Panafrican Festival
Avant-Garde Jazz 1971
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Steam
Avant-Garde Jazz 1976
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Montreux One (aka Miss Toni aka I Grandi Del Jazz)
Post Bop 1976
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Massy - U-Jaama "Unité"
Avant-Garde Jazz 1976
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Montreux Two
Post Bop 1976
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Parisian Concert, Volume 1
Hard Bop 1977
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Parisian Concert, Vol 2
Hard Bop 1978
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Live in Tokyo
Hard Bop 1978
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Round About Midnight / Live at the Totem, vol 2
Hard Bop 1979
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Live at the Totem, Volume 1: Things Have Got to Change
Hard Bop 1979
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Attica Blues Big Band Live At The Palais Des Glaces
Progressive Big Band 1979
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The House I Live In
Hard Bop 1980
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Archie Shepp/Jasper Van't Hof - Mama Rose
Hard Bop 1982
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My Man - Tribute To Sydney Bechet(aka Archie Shepp Play Sydney Bechet – Passport To Paradise)
Vocal Jazz 1982
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Archie Shepp, Jeanne Lee ‎: African Moods
Vocal Jazz 1984
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Devil Blues
Avant-Garde Jazz 1986
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California Meeting: Live "On Broadway"
Hard Bop 1987
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Archie Shepp / Horace Parlan Duo : En Concert: 1rst Set
Hard Bop 1987
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Archie Shepp & Horace Parlan : Second Set
Hard Bop 1988
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In Memory Of First And Last Meeting In Frankfurt And Paris, 1988 (with Chet Baker)
Hard Bop 1988
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Freedom
Avant-Garde Jazz 1991
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Archie Shepp & Richard Davis : Body And Soul
Hard Bop 1991
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Perfect Passions
Hard Bop 1992
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The Rising Sun Collection
Hard Bop 1994
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Live In Paris
Avant-Garde Jazz 1996
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St. Louis Blues
Hard Bop 1999
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Live in New York (with Roswell Rudd)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2001
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Swing Low (with Horace Parlan)
Hard Bop 2001
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Archie Shepp & Mal Waldron ‎: Left Alone Revisited
Post Bop 2002
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Archie Shepp, Siegfried Kessler : First Take
Avant-Garde Jazz 2005
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Kindred Spirits Vol. 1 (with Dar Gnawa)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2005
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Phat Jam in Milano
(Post-70s) Eclectic Fusion 2009
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Archie Shepp Attica Blues Orchestra Live: I Hear the Sound
Progressive Big Band 2013

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Archie Shepp & The New York Contemporary Five / Bill Dixon 7-Tette (aka Consequences)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1965
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In Europe (aka Archie Shepp & The New York Contemporary Five)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1967
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Archie Shepp & The New York Contemporary Five, Vol.2
Avant-Garde Jazz 1967
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Yasmina, A Black Woman / Live At The Panafrican Festival
Avant-Garde Jazz 1971
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Poem For Malcolm / Blasé
Avant-Garde Jazz 1971
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The Roots
Avant-Garde Jazz 1979
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Montreux
Avant-Garde Jazz 1988
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Stream
Avant-Garde Jazz 1989
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Archie Shepp & Jeanne Lee
Vocal Jazz 1990
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Yasmina / Poem For Malcolm
Avant-Garde Jazz 1990
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The New York Contemporary Five
Avant-Garde Jazz 1991
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Archie Shepp
Hard Bop 1996
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Mama Rose In Concert
Avant-Garde Jazz 2000
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Blasé / Live at the Pan-African Festival
Avant-Garde Jazz 2001
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Live In Antibes (Vol. 1 & 2)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2002
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The Impulse Story
Avant-Garde Jazz 2006
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Lybia
Hard Bop 2009
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Archie Shepp / Bill Dixon : Quartet
Avant-Garde Jazz 2009
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For Losers / Kwanza
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011
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Essential Best
Hard Bop 2011
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Blue Ballads True Ballads
Hard Bop 2012
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The Complete Remastered Recordings
Hard Bop 2015
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Things Have Got To Change / The Cry Of My People
Avant-Garde Jazz 2015

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Live at the Teatro Alfieri Part 1 & Part 2
Hard Bop 2004
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Live In Venice
Hard Bop 2010

ARCHIE SHEPP Reviews

ARCHIE SHEPP Archie Shepp / Michel Marre Quintet ‎: You're My Thrill (aka Passion)

Album · 1986 · Hard Bop
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In mid 80s one of free jazz cult figures American tenor Archie Shepp returns to his early r'n'b roots again and again. Usually combined with vocals and bluesy hard-bop numbers, Shepp's albums from that period are often a mixed bag, but for followers contain lot of interesting moments.

One of better known albums of such kind is his "Down Home New York", recorded in States and released on renown Italian Soul Note label in 1984. "You're My Thrill"(reissued later on CD as "Passion" with two bonus tracks) was recorded in France and released on tiny domestic Vent Du Sud label. Both vinyl and CD (reissued in 1990)versions are real obscurities.

From very first album sounds it becomes obvious that Shepp (or label) obviously tries to re-vitalize "Down Home NY.."'s successful formula. At the very same way, "You're My Thrill" opens with 10+ minute long catchy r'n'b number of the same way (actually, it is same song as "Dow Home.."'s opener, just titled here as "Passion" and completed with slightly different lyrics)

Then (strictly according to previous album formula again) we have series of hard hard bop ballads with a few freer reeds solos and some of vocals.In contrast to Soul Note release where Shepp plays with team of renown Americans (incl. Kenny Werner on piano and Saheb Sarbib on bass among others), on "You're My Thrill" we hear mostly domestic European band. Weirdest collaborator is German keyboardist Siegfred Kessler using solely analog synths with extremely non-jazzy plasticky effervescent sound.

Supporting band's leader trumpeter/tuba player Michel Marre demonstrates few solos, not on the level of Shepp's better collaborators' though.CD version's two bonuses are more lively compositions, contain more inspired (and a bit freer) playing but can hardly save all album.

Obscure and hardly attractive for casual listener, this album still contains its two or three attractive moments for Shepp's fan or collector.

ARCHIE SHEPP Three For A Quarter, One For A Dime

Live album · 1969 · Avant-Garde Jazz
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Although “Three for a Quarter One for a Dime” was not released until 1969, it was actually recorded in 1966 at the same show that made up the album “Live in San Francisco”. Recent CD re-issues of “Live in San Francisco” include “Three for a Quarter” as a 33 minute bonus track, prior to that, it was probably only available in the original vinyl format. On the original LP, the 33 minute piece is divided into 17 ½ minutes on side one, and 15 ½ on side two. Even though it is available on CD now, you may sill want to get “Three for a Quarter” in the original vinyl version because the massive gatefold packaging generously supplied by the Impulse! label is a work of art in itself.

Almost any musical genre seems to enjoy its best years when that style is being invented. The excitement of discovery seems to push a musician’s physical limits beyond their usual capabilities. You can hear this in late 20s jazz and early 40s be-bop, and you can also hear it in the ‘free jazz’ of the 60s. Despite all the attention given to Coltrane and Ornette during this freedom era, quite possibly Archie Shepp, along with Albert Alyer and John Gilmore, were the ones who took the emotional frenzy of this music to its highest level, and “Three for a Quarter” provides an excellent example of Shepp doing just that.

This album opens with Shepp and tromobonist Roswell Rudd leap-frogging an odd melody that’s part bop, part circus music and completely ‘out to lunch’, there is no doubt that we are in for a wild ride. As the band digs in, Rudd and Shepp do some quick exchanges before Rudd backs off and gives Shepp the floor. Archie responds with one of the most intense sax solos you will ever hear anywhere, no shrieks or screams, just an endless assault of notes played with a very gnarly expressive guttural sound. Towards the end of side one, Rudd re-enters and the two soloists raise a wonderful chaos that sounds much bigger than just two. On side two, Rudd takes a solo ride while Shepp backs him on the piano before picking up his horn for one more double solo to close things out. Throughout the precedings, Beaver Harris keeps up a steady roar on the trap set while the two bassists rumble around in the background, although not always particularly distinctively.

Archie Shepp is a restless spirit who has played many styles of music in his career, “Three for a Quarter One for a Dime” is an excellent example of how much furious energy he brought to the ‘new thing’ of the sixties before he moved on to other things.

ARCHIE SHEPP Archie Shepp Meets Kahil El'Zabar's Ritual Trio ‎: Conversations

Album · 1999 · Avant-Garde Jazz
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Percussionist Kahil El'Zabar born in Chicago and studied music in University of Ghana.He was chairman of the AACM up to 1975 leading his early band Ethnic Heritage Ensemble.

From eighties Kahil runs his another project - Ritual(or Ritual Trio). More concept than stable line-up team, in different time in contained many known Chicagoan musicians,including Lester Bowie,Malachi Favors,Billy Bang and Pharoah Sanders among others.Ritual Trio released all series of albums starting from mid 80's, as rule on almost every album they have new guest musician presented.

Here on "Conversations" Ritual Trio are El'Zabar plus Art Ensemble Of Chicago's bassist Malachi Favors and sax player/pianist Ari Brown. The guest is tenor Archie Shepp (who occasionally plays piano here as well). Being one in a series of many for the Trio, this album is really significant recording for Shepp. Being a free jazz icon from mid 60s to early 70s,he never left the scene, but from late seventies for two decades his music was a sporadic collection of hard bop tunes released on tiny labels. It let Shepp to survive as active musician but not much left from his younger angry avantgardist image.

"Conversations" with Ritual Trio is Shepp's first album on major American label for more than two decades and ,what is more important,is first try to return back playing more adventurous music.Formally this recording is a tribute to bassist Fred Hopklns and AACM member who died in January of 1999.Recorded in Chicago's Riverside studio, this album contains all AACM was and is well known by: African ritual meditative rhythms,tuneful free improvisations,colorful arrangements and most important - that unique free jazz spirit. Being a tribute to passed away friend, music here is melancholic,even sad in moments,lyrical,but never sentimental or dark. In a tradition of Art Ensemble of Chicago quartet plays hymn to life first of all, with respect and commemoration to those who passed away. Percussionist-led band surprisingly didn't record very percussive or rhythmic music though - here is place for everyone,from lot of piano soloing(even if no musician on this album plays piano as first instrument)to liquid sax with some dissonance (as in Shepp's early years). There are even gospel-like vocals on "Brother Malcolm"(title,returning listener back to Shepp's late 60s again).

Music on "Conversations" doesn't open any new horizons - it just recalls and refreshes sound and atmosphere of free jazz great years and it's great to confirm it doesn't sound any retro-like or nostalgic.Released on the edge of the centuries,this album came a little too early to become noticed since wider wave of interest to free jazz (old and new)will come some years later. But for Shepp it became quite symbolic release anyway - starting from here he step by step will return to more adventurous jazz leaving decades of straight playing for being able to pay his bills in the past.

ARCHIE SHEPP Tray of Silver

Album · 1979 · Hard Bop
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Late seventies were the time when world is turned over for all generation of yesterday adventurous jazz stars who became famous in late 60s and continued to enjoy success in early 70s. Musical fashion has been changed dramatically and one morning many of them woke up jobless,sometime even homeless and as rule - useless.Not so many of them survived these and upcoming years successfully, fortunately Archie Shepp did. To pay his bills he just started to record music on request,playing what labels wanted him to be played. During second half of decade Shepp released lot of albums of varied quality and even more varied stylistic, but what helped him to survive that difficult time was good old hard bop (not so obvious choice for Shepp who didn't come to late 60s avant-garde jazz from hard-bop scene, as many others,though).In some European scenes and more important - in Japan hard bop just displaced rapidly disappearing avant-garde jazz for some years, Archie Shepp found his new listener here.

From impressive amount of Shepp releases coming from mentioned era there are some still very adventurous albums,lot of hard bop based music with still his freer touch here and there and few very straight works, "Tray Of Silver" is one of them.

Four quite long compositions, three of which are Horace Silver originals, acoustic boppish quartet with Yusef Lateef and Horace Silver himself drummer Roy Brooks,one-time Art Blakey Jazz Messangers pianist Mickey Tucker,Gil Evans tuba/baritone player Howard Johnson and Japanese bassist Gon Mizuhashi(who released album with Herbie Hancock on same Denon label two years ago). Recorded in Tokyo's studio, album has characteristic warm,deep and clear "Japanese" sound. All musicians are high-class so the music is well played but biggest surprise, at least for old Shepp's fans is how safe he plays here. If on many his other hard bop - based albums from the same time he doesn't avoid risky improvisations and even some dissonant,explosive soloing, on "Tray Of Silver" he plays extremely straight,note by note. Fortunately,album is not a collection of late night smokey bar - type nostalgic ballads, there are some mid-tempo quite energetic numbers, and included ballads themselves don't sound too sticky.But being extremely safe,all music becomes quite faceless, just another tunes played by skilled but not very original band.

Hardly an interesting addition for those loving adventurous Shepp, it's still better-than-average hard bop album,not all that inspired, but well played and recorded.

ARCHIE SHEPP Down Home New York

Album · 1984 · Post Bop
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After a series of mainstream recordings, Archie Shepp changed things up during the late 70s-early 80s with "Down Home New York", a great stand alone album returning more freedom to Shepp's sound.

Released on the Italian Soul Note label, 'Down Home' opens with a ten minutes long modern r'n'b influenced title song, full of energy and pulsating rhythms, openly recalling street-wise hip-hop atmosphere of the time. This Shepp original includes all the band's member's vocals, most probably this song became a reason for negative critical reaction on this album. Some critics obviously were still waiting for Shepp's return to his non-conformist free-jazz of the late 60s, or at least another hard bop album. Shepp did the unexpected step instead - releasing an album that mixes spiritual jazz, r'n'b and free-bop (which is not really all that far from what he's playing most recently). Anyway, his open eared fans received this album with big respect, and it is now known as Shepp's best work coming from the 80s.

After the title song, Shepp plays thye soulful standard, "Round About Midnight", spiced with freer soloing. After bassist Saheb Sarbib's original "May 16th", and the free-bopish and bluesy "The 4th World", Shepp closes the album with a straight take on Coltrane's "Straight Street". All the musicians are great here, particularly the very physical bassist Saheb Sarbib, and piano player Kenny Werner. Shepp himself is in great form and this release in whole represents one of these rare excellent inspired albums coming from the 80s. Its just a pity it's so short!

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