Archie Shepp and Dollar Brand - Duet (1978) {Denon DC-8561 rel 1990}

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Archie Shepp and Dollar Brand - Duet (1978) {Denon DC-8561 rel 1990}

Archie Shepp and Dollar Brand - Duet (1978) {Denon DC-8561 rel 1990}
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© 1978, 1990 Denon / Nippon Columbia Japan | DC-8561
Jazz / Cool / Jazz Blues / Mainstream Jazz

A somewhat surprising pairing at the time, the former firebrand of the tenor sax and the wonderful South African pianist found a pleasant and relaxed meeting point. By 1978, Shepp had largely abandoned the ferocious attack that gained him renown in the '60s, settling on a rich, Ben Webster-ish tone and playing a repertoire consisting of modern standards and bluesy originals. Two such pieces, the lovely Dave Burrell/Marion Brown composition "Fortunato" and Mal Waldron's "Left Alone," are highlights of this session, Shepp's burnished tone as soft as an old shoe.

Ibrahim is a fairly deferential partner here, generally preferring to play the role of accompanist, although certainly one sprinkling his work with plenty of ideas for Shepp to work off. But the prevailing sense of relaxation begins to pall after a while and one wishes for a bit more of the old rough and tumble that these two were surely capable of. Still, for those who enjoyed Shepp's mid-'70s dates for Arista/Freedom and Ibrahim's more subdued group efforts of the late '70s and early '80s, there's much good listening here.

Archie Shepp – tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, soprano saxophone
Dollar Brand – piano

Recorded at Nippon Columbia Ist Studio, Tokyo, June 5, 1978

Track Listing
01 - Fortunato
02 - Barefoot Boy From Queens Town - To Mongezi
03 - Left Alone
04 - Theme From 'Proof Of The Man'
05 - Ubu-Suku
06 - Moniebah

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Archie Shepp & Dollar Brand / Duet

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Archie Shepp and Dollar Brand - Duet (1978) {Denon DC-8561 rel 1990}

Archie Shepp and Dollar Brand - Duet (1978) {Denon DC-8561 rel 1990}