Archie Shepp begins the recording of ‘Attica Blues,’ an album for Impulse! (1972)

Archie Shepp’s ‘Attica Blues’ is an album (in direct reference to the Attica Prison riots) recorded on January 24–26, 1972 at A&R Recording, NYC and released the same year by Impulse!

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Archie Shepp's 'Attica Blues' is an album (in direct reference to the Attica Prison riots) recorded on January 24–26, 1972 at A&R Recording, NYC and released the same year by Impulse!Track Listing : 1.Attica Blues (Archie Shepp, Beaver Harris) - 04:49 . 2.Invocation: Attica Blues (Archie Shepp, Beav

Track Listing : 1.Attica Blues (Archie Shepp, Beaver Harris) – 04:49 . 2.Invocation: Attica Blues (Archie Shepp, Beaver Harris) – 00:18 . 3.Steam, Part 1 (Archie Shepp) – 5:08 . 4.Invocation To Mr. Parker (Archie Shepp, Bart Gray) – 03:17 . 5.Steam, Part 2 (Archie Shepp) – 5:10 . 6.Blues For Brother George Jackson (Archie Shepp) – 4:00 . 7.Invocation: Ballad For A Child (Beaver Harris) – 00:30 . 8.Ballad For A Child (Archie Shepp, Beaver Harris) – 03:37 . 9.Good-Bye Sweet Pops (Cal Massey) – 04:23 . 10.Quiet Dawn (Cal Massey) – 06:12


Chuck Stewart

Musicians : Archie Shepp – Tenor Saxophone On (1 – 6 – 8 – 10), Soprano Saxophone On (3 – 5 – 9) . Clifford Thornton – Cornet On (1 – 6 – 9 – 10) . Roy Burrows – Trumpet On (1 – 6 – 9 – 10) . Charles Mcghee – Trumpet On (1 – 6 – 9 – 10) . Michael Ridley – Trumpet On (1 – 6 – 9 – 10) . Charles Greenlee – Trombone On (1 – 6 – 9 – 10) . Charles Stephens – Trombone On (1 – 6 – 9 – 10) . Kiane Zawadi – Trombone On (1 – 6 – 9 – 10) . Hakim Jami – Euphonium On (1 – 6 – 9 – 10) . Clarence White – Alto Saxophone On (1 – 6 – 9 – 10) . Roland Alexander – Tenor Saxophone On (1 – 6 – 9 – 10) . Billy Robinson – Tenor Saxophone On (1 – 6 – 9 – 10) . James Ware – Baritone Saxophone On (1 – 6 – 9 – 10) . Marion Brown – Alto Saxophone On (1 – 6), Bamboo Flute On (3), Flute On (4), Percussion On (3 – 4 — 5) . Walter Davis, Jr. – Electric Piano On (1 – 6), Piano On (6 – 8 – 9 – 10) . Dave Burrell – Electric Piano On (3 – 5) . Cornell Dupree – Guitar On (1 – 3 – 5 – 8) . Roland Wilson – Fender Bass On (1 – 3 – 5 – 6 – 8) . Gerald Jemmott – Fender Bass On (1) . Jimmy Garrison – Bass On (3 – 4 — 5 – 9 – 10) . Beaver Harris – Drums On (1 – 3 – 5 – 6 – 8) . Ollie Anderson – Percussion On (1 – 6 -10) . Nene Defense – Percussion On (1 – 6 -10) . Juma Sultan – Percussion On (1 – 6 -10) . Henry Hull – Vocals On (1 – 8) . Joe Lee Wilson – Vocals On (3 – 5) . Romulus Franceschini – Conductor On (9 – 10) . Cal Massey – Fluegelhorn On (10) . Waheeda Massey – Vocals On (10) . Billy Higgins – Drums On (9 – 10) . John Blake – Violin On (1 – 3 – 5 – 8 – 9 – 10) . Leroy Jenkins – Violin On (1 – 3 – 5 – 8 – 9 – 10) . Lakshinarayana Shankar – Violin On (1 – 3 – 5 – 8 – 9 – 10) . Ronald Lipscomb – Cello On (1 – 3 – 5 – 8 – 9 – 10) . Calo Scott – Cello On (1 – 3 – 5 – 8 – 9 – 10) . William Kunstler – Narrator On (2 – 7) . Bartholomew Gray – Narrator On (4) . Joshie Armstead – Backing Vocals On (1) . Albertine Robertson – Backing Vocals On (1)

Production : Produced By Ed Michel . Romulus Franceschini On (9 – 10) . Tony May – Engineer

Arrangements : Romulus Franceschini On (9 – 10)

Package : Clyde Gilliam – Design . Chuck Stewart asterisques RVM – Photography

Recorded On January 24–26, 1972 At A&R Recording, Nyc.

Released In 1972 By Impulse!.

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BBC
Re-issue of Shepp’s 1972 classic; avant soul-jazz meets the protest song.Two electric bassists, four percussionists and obligatory wah-wah guitars provide monster riffage under huge slabs of horns, strings and Henry Hull’s urgent, desperate vocal pleading. […]

Melting Pot
The song is dedicated to him, a victim of violenceand I’d rank it as one of the most beautiful compositions of Shepp’s career as well as one of the most touching tributes I’ve ever heard. […]

GARFIELDACRES @
Shepps sax work seems to take a backseat in places and i’m not certain that the mix of styles really works – that song with the wee girl singing … UURGGH. […]

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