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Archie Shepp Quartet feat. Annette Lowman - Lover Man (1988) [2015 Japan]

8-05-2016, 07:18
Jazz | Vocal Jazz | Blues | FLAC / APE

Title: Lover Man [Japan Timeless Jazz Master]
Year Of Release: 2015 (1988)
Label: Solid Records [CDSOL-6356]
Genre: Jazz / Bop / Vocal Jazz / Jazz Blues
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue,log,scans)
Total Time: 60:07
Total Size: 650 MB

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. A real gem from the great Archie Shepp – an overlooked treasure from his years as a straight jazz musician – a time we come to appreciate more and more as the years go by! The Shepp heard here is one who's still got all the raw tone and bite of the old days, but also finds a way to swing things on a set of familiar standards – so that he's cutting these great raspy lines out of tunes you might already know – but which are taking on a whole new life in the process.
Shepp has been criticized for his more commercial ventures such as this, but many will enjoy its accessibly light charm. Most of the numbers are standards, including "My Funny Valentine," "Lover Man," and "Lush Life," and are performed by the saxophonist backed by a solid rhythm section. Dave Burrell is wonderfully deft on piano, and he is given ample opportunity to interact with Shepp. Annette Lowman sings on several numbers, and she adds just the right touch and phrasing. Shepp is in somewhat less than perfect form, but he is clearly enjoying himself. There is a touch of a blues and R&B feel that adds to the ambiance. Unlike some of Shepp's other ventures, there are no attempted serious statements made – only relaxing, good, swinging jazz that lifts the spirits or touches the soul, if only just a bit.


01 - Starts Are In Your Eyes
02 - Lover Man
03 - Brandnew World - Breaking A New Day
04 - Margy Pargy
05 - My Funny Valentine
06 - Lush Life
07 - Squeeze Me
08 - Yesterday's
09 - Tribute To Bessy Smith

Archie Shepp - saxophone
Annette Lowman - vocals
Dave Burrell - piano
Herman Wright - bass
Steve McCraven - drums

Archie Shepp Quartet feat. Annette Lowman - Lover Man (1988) [2015 Japan]

Archie Shepp Quartet feat. Annette Lowman - Lover Man (1988) [2015 Japan]

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