Looking At Bird
Archie Shepp & Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen
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||Moose the Mooche||Archie Shepp & Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen||6:25||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||Embraceable You||Archie Shepp & Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen||4:42||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||Ornithology||Archie Shepp & Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen||5:45||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||Billie's Bounce||Archie Shepp & Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen||5:24||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||Yardbird Suite||Archie Shepp & Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen||4:37||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||Blues for Alice||Archie Shepp & Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen||5:48||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||How Deep Is the Ocean||Archie Shepp & Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen||5:54||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||Confirmation||Archie Shepp & Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen||5:43||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
Avant-garde tenor saxophonist Archie Shepp created a stir in 1977 when he recorded a set of hymns and folk melodies in melodic duets with pianist Horace Parlan. On February 6, 1980, he reunited with Parlan for a set of blues associated with Bessie Smith, and the following day, as a sort of sequel, Shepp played eight songs associated with Charlie Parker in collaboration with bassist Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen. Although never a bebopper, Shepp does surprisingly well on such tunes as "Moose the Mooche," "Ornithology," "Yardbird Suite" and "Confirmation," even if he makes the mistake of doubling on his erratic soprano during a few numbers. Archie Shepp pays tribute to Bird not by copying him, but by being creative and playing Parker's repertoire in his own sound. Recommended.
Born: 24 May 1937 in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s