Sunday, February 7, 2010
Archie SHEPP - Tray of Silver 1979
YX 7806 ND
Recorded at Nippon Columbia's Studio, Tokyo on April 11, 1979
One of Shepp's excellent straight sides from the late 70s and like the rest of the best, recorded as a Japanese-only session for Denon. The "silver" in the title is Horace Silver as 3 of the album's 4 long tracks are Silver compositions played by Shepp with a quintet that includes Silver drummer Roy Brooks, as well as Mickey Tucker on piano, Takashi Mizuhashi on bass, and some baritone sax from Howard Johnson. Tracks are long, and open-ended almost in a blowing session mode, except Shepp's the only tenor. Titles include "Nica's Dream", "Cookin At The Continental", and "No Smokin".
Rom Dusty Groove.
Archie Shepp (born May 24, 1937) is a prominent American jazz saxophonist. Shepp is best known for his passionately Afrocentric music of the late 1960s which focused on highlighting the injustices faced by the African race, as well as for his work with the New York Contemporary Five, Horace Parlan, and his collaborations with his "New Thing" contemporaries, most notably Cecil Taylor and John Coltrane.
Archie Shepp- Tenor Sax
Mickey Tucker- Piano
Takashi "Gon" Mizuhashi- Bass
Roy Brooks- Drums
Howard Johnson- Baritone Sax, Tuba
A1. No Smokin` 7:21
A2. If You Could See Me Now 13:20
B1. Nica`s Dream 12:01
B2. Cookin`at the Continental 10:25