Archie Shepp records ‘Fire Music,’ an album Impulse! (1965)

Archie Shepp’s ‘Fire Music’ is a studio album recorded on February 16 and March 9, 1965 and released the same year 1965 by Impulse!.

Track Listing : 1.Hambone (Archie Shepp) – 12:29 . 2.Los Olvidados (Archie Shepp) – 08:54 . 3.Malcolm, Malcolm Semper Malcolm (Archie Shepp) – 04:48 . 4.Prelude To A Kiss (Duke Ellington, Irving Gordon, Irving Mills) – 04:50 . 5.The Girl From Ipanema (Vinicius Demoraes, Norman Gimbel, Antonio Carlos Jobim) – 08:36


Chuck Stewart

Musicians : Archie Shepp – Tenor Saxophone . Ted Curson – Trumpet . Joseph Orange – Trombone . Marion Brown – Alto Saxophone . Reggie Johnson – Double Bass Except (3) . Joe Chambers – Drums Except (3) . David Izenzon – Double Bass On (3) . J.C. Moses – Drums On (3)

Production : Produced By Bob Thiele Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer

Package : Mel Cheren – Cover Painting . Robert Flynn – Cover Design . Joe Lebow – Liner Design . Charles Stewart asterisques RVM – Cover Photo

Recorded On February 16 And March 9, 1965 At Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs.

Released In 1965 By Impulse!.

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LondonJazzCollector
Shepp found more ways to force sound from the tenor than probably any other player, punctuating expressive breathiness with shouts, shrieks and dissonaces, sometimes choosing its own direction own irrespective of “the tune” […]

NPR
Shepp showed up in a three-piece suit and felt hat and proceeded to talk to us for an hour and a half, telling us his story and answering every question we asked with seriousness, humor, and complete candor. […]

Patholysis @ RateYourMusic
For a free jazz album, I expected something that would be wild, and outlandish, something that Ornette Coleman, or Noah Howard would put out, but apparently, free jazz can be somewhat slow. […]

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