Shepp, Archie - Derailleur: The 1964 Demo vinyl lp (due to size and weight, this price for the USA only. Outside of the USA, the price will be adjusted as needed)

SKU 05-TPR 311LP
Holy moly; this was previously unknown and look at the band; yes it’s Shepp in (spring?) 1964 with the School Days quartet! And as a bonus, the sonics are very good, considering!

Archie Shepp – tenor sax
Steve Lacy – soprano sax
Roswell Rudd – trombone
Arthur Harper – bass
Dennis Charles – drums

“This is the earliest Shepp leader project yet on record. Under supervision of the artist, this previously unissued demo recording is now available.
As the cover of Derailleur suggests, Shepp tries out some surprising combinations for the session. The playlist includes two of Archie’s earliest documented compositions—the jagged 5/4 statement “Viva Jomo” and a shuffling blues named for his Florida homeland. And an homage to Maestro Ellington of course.
Archie had already defined his voice while a sideman and co-leader; now he was looking for his team. Shepp momentarily adopted the quartet that Steve Lacy and Roswell Rudd led in the Village. This assemblage delivered a spontaneous demo, and engineer Art Crist captured it in a mono studio session. Buried in Archie’s tape archive was this batch of music that was all but forgotten.”
  • LabelTriple Point
  • UPC769791985353
Your Price $37.00

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