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!.

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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. […]

JazzTimes
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. […]

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