Archie Shepp records ‘Four for Trane,’ an album produced by John Coltrane and Bob Thiele (1964)

Archie Shepp’s ‘Four for Trane’ is a studio album recorded on August 10, 1964 and co-produced by John Coltrane and released the same year by Impulse!.

Track Listing : 1.Syeeda’S Song Flute (John Coltrane) – 08:30 . 2.Mr. Syms (John Coltrane) – 07:41 . 3.Cousin Mary (John Coltrane) – 07:14 . 4.Naima (John Coltrane) – 07:09 . 5.Rufus (Swung His Face At Last To The Wind, Then His Neck Snapped) (Archie Shepp) – 06:24

Chuck Stewart

Musicians : Archie Shepp – Tenor Saxophone . Charles Moffett – Drums . Roswell Rudd – Trombone, Arrangements . Alan Shorter – Flugelhorn . John Tchicai – Alto Saxophone . Reggie Workman – Double Bass

Production : Produced By John Coltrane, Bob Thiele Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer

Package : Robert Flynn – Cover Design . Hollis King – Art Direction . Chuck Stewart asterisques RVM – Photography

Recorded On August 10, 1964 At Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs.

Released In 1964 By Impulse!.


The Daily Jazz
Indeed, Shepp was once described as ‘a sheep in wolf’s clothing’and this labum does much to prove that statement – despite his aggressive tone, he can play tunefullyand beatifully at some points. […]

Archie Shepp: Admired by Trane, Feared by Miles Shepp’s career got a major boost when Coltrane interceded on his behalf with Impulse! Records and encouraged Bob Thiele to produce a record on him in 1964. Thiele agreed on the condition that Shepp devote his first album to tunes composed by Coltraneand thus his debut became Four for Trane […]

All About Jazz
Dropping expections and taking these arrangements on their own terms, they succeed beautifully, not in restating Coltrane’s work on these pieces, but making them something new. […]


Archie Shepp’s ‘Four for Trane’


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