Nov 28, 2011

Archie Shepp - Ballads for Trane


barabara sounds sez:
I've been on a bit of a Shepp jag recently, and this is one that's been on regular late-night rotation here at chateau barabara. Laid down in 1977 for the Denon label, it's pretty short — less then 40 minutes in all —  but oh so sweet, full of those intense, breathy notes Shepp plays so well. This is not the fire music he was playing a decade or so earlier. Check out the opening track, Mal Evans' Soul Eyes, and the one Trane track on this date, a classic take on Wise One. As far as I know, this was never issued outside Japan, and the original album now commands a fair old price — and there's a premium on the CD too these days.


an amazon review sez:
Just happened to listen to this right after "Four for Trane". A stark contrast to that CD, this REALLY IS a series of ballads performed beautifully by Mr. Shepp and his band. The feel of this album is what one would expect from a "ballads" compilation, but there is no lack of inspiration. The whole band remains focused throughout, and they put enormous effort into every phrase.


tracks:
1.Soul Eyes; 2.You Don't Know What Love Is; 3.Wise One; 4.Where Are You?; 5.Darn That Dream; 6.Theme For Ernie


personnel:
Archie Shepp (ts, ss); Albert Dailey (p); Reggie Workman (b); Charlie Persip (d)

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

enjoy...

http://www.mediafire.com/?9xznc0djhydlxug

Andy said...

Many thanks.

charlie said...

Great cd. Shepp did some terrific stuff for Denon.

taro nombei said...

@ charlie
There were 6 or 7 albums Shepp made for Denon.
I'll try to post some more down the line...

bongohito said...
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bongohito said...

Taro -

Just a note that I really appreciate the time and effort on "Ballads For Trane". It's a stellar session worthy of late night listening. Thanks very much!

If you'd like to make some of the sessions for Denon a series, I think it'd be a great idea.

All the best and thanks again!

Miles said...

The Amazon reviewer is correct about there being "no lack of imagination."
Always a joy to hear Sheep. Thanks.

taro nombei said...

@ Miles
Personally, I think that's a major understatement.
Thanks for dropping by.

@ bongohito
That's definitely an idea. A sporadic series, maybe, because I've got plenty of others ideas — and sounds I want to share — too...
cheers!

Bender said...

Thanks a lot!

klf said...

Merry Christmas! I lost track of your blog and found you, tonight, via private press. So happy to listen to Ballads for Trane! Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Cheers and thanks for this.

taro nombei said...

@ klf
You're very welcome!
Thanks for dropping by — and more so for the comment!
All the best for the festive season...

@ Bender, @ anon
cheers!

Anonymous said...

Many thanks. Great album.

Daniel Karrer said...

Your blog is awesome.
Would you kindly consider a reup?
Thanks for the wonderful music.

taro nombei said...

OK, here we go…
reupped for your further discernment…

http://www.mediafire.com/download/r1xpe6l12jb8tew/AS-BfTrane.zip

enjoy!

Arkiver said...

Great variety of jazz to sample and Shepp is as good as it gets. Thanks for sharing!