Sunday, January 10, 2010

Archie SHEPP & Horace PARLAN - Trouble In Mind 1980

Archie SHEPP & Horace PARLAN - Trouble In Mind 1980


Shepp, who is also a playwright, brings an immense sense of dramatic gesture to jazz. There is no finer statement of the blues rhetoric than "Backwater Blues" on this CD, and no saxophone notes were ever more dignified, carved out of rock than those on 'St James Infirmary.' The soprano playing (more or less every other track) is also powerful and individual. Horace Parlan (piano) is a marvel of elegant, dignified rhythmic balance, on this as on "Goin' Home," making these two wonderful additions to the jazz duet library. It is great to see these titles on, where their absence for several years really made one wonder.
By Dai Kaili.
Piano - Horace Parlan
Producer - Nils Winther
Tenor Sax & Soprano Sax - Archie Shepp
A1. Backwater Blues   2:40
A2. Trouble in Mind   3:23
A3. Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out   5:55
A4. Careless Love Blues   2:30
A5. How Long Blues   4:58
B1. Goin' Down Slow   4:25
B2. Courthouse Blues   3:40
B3. See See Rider   4:40
B4. Make Me a Pallet on the Floor   3:25
B5. St. James Infirmary   4:20

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