Legendary jazz saxophone player/composer ARCHIE SHEPP – now 76 years old and whose albums include the classic protest album from 1972, ‘Attica Blues’ – unveils a new album on November 25th called ‘I Hear The Sound‘ via Shepp’s own Archieball label. It features the Florida-born musicians’s Attica Blues Orchestra whose new recruits include rising jazz star Ambrose Akinmusire and keyboard player/vocalist Amina Claudine Myers. Recorded live in France last year, the album contains eleven tracks, including a powerful rendition of the iconic track ‘Attica Blues’ and several other key tracks from that classic Impulse! LP, including ‘Blues For Brother George Jackson,’ ‘Quiet Dawn,’ and ‘Goodbye Sweet Pop’s.’
The album is released in the UK to coincide with Shepp’s Attica Blues Orchestra gig at London’s Barbican Hall as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival.
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