parlando playlist #38: archie shepp - my angel [1969]

Posted on October 20th, 2013 by Scraps.
Categories: Music, Parlando Playlist.

Now I have lots of Archie Shepp albums, but back in the day I bought Shepp's Blasé (originally on French label BYG Actuel*) because it featured Jeanne Lee, one of my favorite avant-garde vocalists (and her work was very hard to find). Also featured on "My Angel" are harmonica players Chicago Beau and Julio Finn (love jazz harmonicists), plus bassist Malachi Favors (Art Ensemble of Chicago), drummer Philly Joe Jones (Miles Davis Quintet), and pianist Dave Burrell (see Parlando Playlist #14). And composer and tenor saxophonist Archie Shepp.
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*if you're into label history, BYG Actuel was formed by Jean Georgakarakos, Jean-Luc Young,** and Fernand Boruso. BYG Actuel went under, and eventually Georgakarakos and Young formed their own record labels, Celluloid and Charly.
**serial comma inserted for fans of the serial comma everywhere. (I am neutral.)

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6 comments.

Luke McGuff

Comment on October 20th, 2013.

I had a couple Art Ensemble of Chicago LPs back in the 70s.

Scraps

Comment on October 20th, 2013.

Some Lots of them I like; some of them I [shrug].

wrayb

Comment on October 20th, 2013.

Blase (too lazy/tired/incompetent to write it with the proper accent mark). Great cover. Outstanding music.

Scraps

Comment on October 20th, 2013.

Ah, good!

Gavin

Comment on October 28th, 2013.

Sounds like a mashup of Little Walter, Ornette Coleman, and Cassandra Wilson. I liked it.

Scraps

Comment on October 28th, 2013.

I still never heard Little Walter. Have to investigate.

Did you know that Cassandra Wilson, in her very first guest appearance (which means very first appearance on CD or vinyl, period), was on Henry Threadgill? (Can't remember whether it's the Sextet or New Air: she appeared on both of them.)

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