Fire Music

Fire Music

performed by Archie Shepp, 1937-, Marion Brown, 1931-2010, Joe Chambers, Ted Curson, 1935-2012, David Izenzon, 1932-1979, Reggie Johnson, J.C. Moses, Virgil Jones and Fred Pirtle, fl. 1965 (Universal Classics & Jazz, 1995), 51 mins

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Field of Interest
Jazz
Content Type
Music recording
Duration
51 mins
Format
Audio
Sub Genre
Avant-Garde
Label
Universal Classics & Jazz
Performer
Archie Shepp, 1937-, Marion Brown, 1931-2010, Joe Chambers, Ted Curson, 1935-2012, David Izenzon, 1932-1979, Reggie Johnson, J.C. Moses, Virgil Jones, Fred Pirtle, fl. 1965
UPC (Physical)
00011105015820
Release Date
1995-08-23
Review
This particular early Archie Shepp recording has its strong moments, although it is a bit erratic. Four selections utilize an advanced sextet. Of these songs, "Hambone" has overly repetitive and rather monotonous riffing by the horns behind the soloists, and Shepp's bizarre exploration of "The Girl From Ipanema" gets tedious, but the episodic "Los Olvidaos" is quite colorful, and the tenorman sounds fine on a spacy rendition of "Prelude to a Kiss." "Malcolm, Malcolm-Semper Malcolm" has Shepp reading a brief poem for the fallen Malcolm X before he jams effectively on tenor in a trio with bassist David Izenzon and drummer J.C. Moses. Overall, this set, even with its faults, is recommended. [The CD is rounded out by a "bonus" cut not on the original LP -- a live version of "Hambone" that is much more interesting than the earlier rendition.] ~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide
Subject
Jazz, Music & Performing Arts, Avant-garde, Avant-Garde
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Avant-Garde

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