SCCD 36013 The House I Live In / Archie Shepp/Lars Gullin Quintet
Saxophonist and playwright Archie Shepp (b. May 24, 1937 in Fort Lauderdale. FL) then 26 years old visited Copenhagen in the fall of 1963 as a member of the famed New York Contemporary Five.
Though Shepp at that time was the passionate practitioner of Free jazz, this recording in which he shared the bandstand with Sweden’s legendary baritone sax Gullin is something quite different from what one normally expects from Shepp in the 60s. It is Shepp playing straight jazz with audible enjoyment showing off his broad range of expression.
1. You stepped out of a dream (Brown/Kahn)
2. I should care (Jimmy Van Heusen)
3. The house I live in (Earl Robinson)
4. Sweet Georgia Brown (Pinkard/Casey)