Archie Shepp – The New York Contemporary Five
Delmark DE 409
Compact Disc (2010)
Ever since he burst on the scene in the late 60s Archie Shepp has been recognized as one of the great avant-garde jazz artists of all time. The New York Contemporary Five are Archie Shepp, tenor sax; John Tchicai, alto sax; Don Cherry, cornet; Don Moore, bass; J.C. Moses, drums. Recorded November 11, 1963 at Jazzhus Montmartre, Copenhagen. Features six compositions: “Cisum”, “Crepuscule With Nellie”, “O.C.”, “When Will The Blues Leave”, “The Funeral” and “Mik”. “Since this was a recording of a performance, one is treated to a display of raw, highly emotional music. At turns the music is sloppy, powerful, imperfect, moving, irritating – but always alive and distinctly human.” –Cadence.