|A complete long unavailable session by
the Archie Shepp Sextet with Charles
Greenlee plus Italian and Brazilian guests.
Recorded in Rome for the legendary Italian
Horo label on October 16, 1975, to the five
titles of that session, we have added
“Tropical”, taped by the same formation
on September 28, 1975 (the same day that
Shepp recorded three long titles with his
American quintet, now presented on our
companion CD Lybia).
This set consists of Archie Shepp’s complete session accompanied by
a mixture of Brazilian and Italian musicians plus trombonist Charles
Greenlee, recorded in Rome, Italy, on October 16, 1975. It is issued here
for the first time ever on CD! This was the second out of three sessions
recorded by Shepp for the Italian label Horo, which were subsequently
issued on the albums Jazz a Confronto #27, Body and Soul, Mariamar
and The Tradition. While the first three albums contained the results of
two sessions (those of September 28, 1975 and of October 16, 1975),
The Tradition included a single Rome session taped on October 12, 1977.
The session of October 16, 1975, included here in its entirety, produced
five titles (tracks 1-5 of our CD), which originally appeared on the albums
Mariamar (“Mariamar”, “Tres Idéias”, “The Magic” and “Shepp’s Mood”)
and Body and Soul (“Body and Soul”). The latter album also included
“Dogon”, by Shepp and his American group, recorded on September 28,
1975 (the three titles produced by the group on this date can be found
on our companion volume Lybia (Atomic Records 76811), and “Tropical”,
the fourth title taped that day. As “Tropical” was performed by the exact
same formation as the October 16 session, we have included it here at
the end of this CD for the sake of continuity.