Archie Shepp and Horace Parlan - Mama Rose In Concert (2 CD) (jazz)(mp3@320)[rogercc][h33t] (Size: 255.36 MB)
Archie Shep and Horace Parlan Mama Rose in Concert
Recorded October 24, 1987 at Marquisats, Annecy, France.
Label: West Wind (2000)
A particular greatness in the creative work of Archie Shepp goes to his duo recordings which can be found as a highlight on this album. Next to traditionals and standards of Ellington, Monk and Bechet it’s needless to say that Shepps legendary “Mama Rose” is not missing on this double album.
1. Arrival (Horace Parlan) 10:22
2. Backwater Blues (Bessie Smith) 9:02
3. Round About Midnight (Thelonious Monk) 11:03
4. Mama Rose (Archie Shepp) 7:09
5. How Long Blues (Leroy Carr) 7:18
6. Steam (Archie Shepp) 7:02
1. Make Me a Pallet on the Floor (Sidney Bechet) 9:03
2. Ruby, My Dear (Thelonious Monk) 12:12
3. Nobody Knows When You're Down And Out (Traditional) 9:01
4. Trouble In Mind (Traditional) 7:21
5. Deep River (Traditional) 11:54
6. Sophisticated Lady (Duke Ellington) 10:00
Archie Shepp (Tenor and Soprano Saxophone, Vocals)
Horace Parlan (Piano)
Archie Shepp (born May 24, 1937) is a prominent African-American jazz saxophonist Shepp is best known for his passionately Afrocentric music of the late 1960s, which focused on highlighting the injustices faced by the African-Americans, as well as for his work with the New York Contemporary Five, Horace Parlan, and his collaborations with his "New Thing" contemporaries, most notably Cecil Taylor and John Coltrane.
Horace Parlan (born January 19, 1931, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American hard bop and post-bop piano player. He is noted for his contributions to the classic Charles Mingus recordings Mingus Ah Um and Blues & Roots.
As a child, Parlan was stricken with polio, resulting in the partial crippling of his right hand. The handicap, though, has contributed to his development of a particularly "pungent" left-hand chord voicing style, while comping with highly rhythmic phrases with the right.
Between 1952 and 1957, he worked in Washington DC with Sonny Stitt and then spent two years with Charles Mingus' Jazz Workshop. In 1973, Parlan moved to Copenhagen, Denmark. He later settled in the small village Rude in southern Zealand. In 1974 he did a State Department tour of Africa with Hal Singer.
His later work, notably a series of duos with the tenor saxophonist Archie Shepp, including the album Goin' Home, is steeped in gospel music.He was recipient of the 2000 Ben Webster Prize given by the Ben Webster Foundation.