Genre: Jazz
Label: Venus


Archie Shepp Quartet Blue Ballads Single-Layer Stereo Japanese Import SACD

The Archie Shepp Quartet

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This Single-Layer SACD can only be played on a Super Audio CD Player!

Classic Jazz Ballads from Accomplished Jazz Quartet!

Intelligent, articulate and controversial tenor sax player, composer, and singer Archie Shepp was a strong advocate of "free jazz" in the 1960s and 1970s. He surprised Japanese jazz fans in the 1990s when he released a series of ballad albums from Venus Records, beginning with Blue Ballads in 1995. In a nutshell, this recording is a treasure. Tenor sax legend Archie Shepp is joined by one of his favorite collaborators, pianist Horace Parlan, in an terrific set of classic jazz ballads, plus two well-chosen Shepp compositions.

"Once again and in all the best ways, Shepp shines in parallel with his contemporary Pharoah Sanders. Both are skilled balladeers as well as free spirits who simply cannot be bottled or pigeonholed." -Arwulf Arwulf,

• Super Audio CD
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Single-Layer SACD can only be played on a Super Audio CD Player! It will NOT play on conventional CD Players!
• Made in Japan

Archie Shepp, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, vocals
John Hicks, piano
George Mraz, bass
Idris Muhammad, drums

1. Little Girl Blue
2. More Than You Know
3. Blue In Green
4. Blue And Sentimental
5. Cry Me A River
6. If I Should Lose You
7. Alone Together

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