The Archie Shepp Quartet True Ballads 180g LP
The Archie Shepp Quartet True Ballads 180g LP
Genre: Jazz
Label: Venus
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,

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The Archie Shepp Quartet True Ballads 180g LP

The Archie Shepp Quartet

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SKU:
VENLP0168
UPC:
4580051151211

Ballads From The Great Tenor Saxophonist On High Quality 180g Vinyl LP!

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 and True Ballads in 1996.

As evidenced here on the opening number alone, a smoky, steamy rendition of 'The Thrill Is Gone' that could have ended up in anybody's film noir, Shepp's fire may not burn angrily, but it burns low, deep, and hot just the same. The tenor player once said that you could hear every minute of every hour a musician put into practice when he played a ballad. That's certainly true here, and the answer is more than you could ever imagine. The inflection of Shepp's horn that moves somewhere between the deep, robust speech of John Coltrane and the shimmering soulful whisper of Ben Webster.
-AllMusic

Features

  • 180g Vinyl
  • Mixed and Mastered by Tetsuo Hara
  • Venus Hyper Magnum Sound Direct Mix Stereo
  • Obi strip
  • Made in Japan

Musicians

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

Selections

Side A:

  1. The Thrill Is Gone
  2. Everything Must Change
  3. Nature Boy

Side B:

  1. The Shadow Of Your Smile
  2. Violets For Your Furs

Recorded at Clinton Studio on December 7th, 1996 in New York

Description

Ballads From The Great Tenor Saxophonist On High Quality 180g Vinyl LP!

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 and True Ballads in 1996.

As evidenced here on the opening number alone, a smoky, steamy rendition of 'The Thrill Is Gone' that could have ended up in anybody's film noir, Shepp's fire may not burn angrily, but it burns low, deep, and hot just the same. The tenor player once said that you could hear every minute of every hour a musician put into practice when he played a ballad. That's certainly true here, and the answer is more than you could ever imagine. The inflection of Shepp's horn that moves somewhere between the deep, robust speech of John Coltrane and the shimmering soulful whisper of Ben Webster.
-AllMusic

Features

  • 180g Vinyl
  • Mixed and Mastered by Tetsuo Hara
  • Venus Hyper Magnum Sound Direct Mix Stereo
  • Obi strip
  • Made in Japan

Musicians

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

Selections

Side A:

  1. The Thrill Is Gone
  2. Everything Must Change
  3. Nature Boy

Side B:

  1. The Shadow Of Your Smile
  2. Violets For Your Furs

Recorded at Clinton Studio on December 7th, 1996 in New York

ISBN
ASSOC
R
Genre
Jazz
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
YES
Inventory
.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Artist
The Archie Shepp Quartet
Title
True Ballads
Composer
Additional Artists
John Hicks, George Mraz, Idris Muhammad
Record Weight
180G
Record Speed
33RPM
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
1
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
01-31-2020
Release Date
05-11-2020
Scratch & Dent
0
Availability
Discontinued
Format
Vinyl
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