ARCHIE SHEPP BIG BAND
Plays Attica Blues [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Grande Halle de la Villette, Espace Charlie Parker, Paris, France; September 9, 2012. Excellent FM broadcast.

The write-up on Archie Shepp’s Attica Blues (1972) by The Penguin Guide To Jazz Recordings (Ninth Edition):

Often characterised – unheard – as a Mingus-like scream of rage against the authorities who bloodily quelled America’s most infamous prison riot, this is actually a much subtler record that that, and that might perversely be why it has dropped from sight for so long. Shepp alternates slow mournful ballads with funkier numbers that reflect things going on elsewhere in black music… A great album, long overlooked.

And here he is, with a big band, re-creating the album (almost).

Thanks to watten who recorded and shared the tracks at The Traders’ Den.

Source : FIP (FM) > Naim Uniti > RH-09R > Audacity > xACT

Disc 1
Track 101. Archie talks
Track 102. Quiet Dawn
Track 103. Come Sunday
Track 104. Archie talks
Track 105. Blues For Brother George Jackson
Track 106. Steam
Track 107. Arms
Track 108. The Stars Are In Your Eyes
Track 109. UT

Disc 2
Track 201. Blues For Mama Too Tight
Track 202. Ballad For A Child
Track 203. Good-Bye Sweet Pops
Track 204. U Jama
Track 205. Déjà Vu
Track 206. Attica Blues
Track 207. UT (Encore)

Archie Shepp Attica Blues Big Band:
Archie Shepp – tenor and soprano saxophone, vocals
Jean-Claude André – direction
Raphaël Imbert – alto saxophone
Olivier Chaussade – alto saxophone
François Théberge – tenor saxophone
Virgile Lefebvre – tenor saxophone
Jean-Philippe Scali – baritone saxophone
Ambrose Akinmusire – trumpet
Izidor Leitinger – trumpet
Christophe Leloil – trumpet
Olivier Miconi – trumpet
Sébastien Llado – trombone
Michael Ballue – trombone
Simon Sieger – trombone
Romain Morello – trombone
Steve Duong – violin
Manon Tenoudji – violin
Antoine Carlier – alto violin
Louise Rosbach – cello
Marion Rampal – vocals
Cécile Mc Lorin Salvant – vocals
Amina Claudine Myers – vocals
Pierre Durand – guitar
Tom McClung – piano
Darryl Hall – bass
Famoudou Don Moye – drums

Click here for the tracks.