mercredi 30 mars 2011

Archie Shepp and the Full Moon Ensemble Live at Antibes (1970)

Archie Shepp and the Full Moon Ensemble Live at Antibes

Released 1970

Track listing:
All compositions by Archie Shepp
"The Early Bird, Part 1" - 22:16
"The Early Bird, Part 2" - 26:32
"Huru, Part 1" - 26:15
"Huru, Part 2" - 22:36

Recorded live at Antibes - Juan les Pins Jazz Festival, July 18, 1970

Archie Shepp ? tenor saxophone, piano, recitation
Clifford Thornton: trumpet, piano
Alan Shorter: flugelhorn
Joseph Dejean: guitar
Beb Guerin: double bass
Claude Delcloo: drums

Archie Shepp and the Full Moon Ensemble is a live album by Archie Shepp recorded at the Juan les Pins Jazz Festival in Antibes, France, on July 18, 1970. It was originally released on the BYG Actuel label in two volumes and re-released as
a double CD in 2002. Each CD includes one title only. The sheet of rhythm by French team (Beb Guerin, Claude Delcloo and Joseph Dejean sounds like endless wave. Piano by Shepp or Thornton repeats simple patterns like white marks on the wave. On them, three fronts play free improvisation by rotation. Shepp groans poetry of implied political message. These elements are typical kinds of early '70s music culture. Far from easy listening. But, different from just noisy and avant-garde.

I do not think many free jazz / improvisation music funs get to like this work. But, maybe if someone feels something from this, he / she would be enchanted by this spellbound.

1 commentaire:

  1. On this work, Alan Shorter's flugelhorn is heard in good length.