Archie Shepp – Malcolm, Malcolm – Semper Malcolm (1965)

The spoken word  piece Malcolm, Malcolm – Semper Malcolm  is a tribute to Malcom X. It is the third track on Archie Shepp´s Fire Music, recorded on February 16 & March 9, 1965.

Some of the most exciting jazz albums to listen to are those that try to strike a middle ground between the mainstream and the Avant-garde. One such example is Archie Shepp’s Fire Music : an often-fascinating album, rich in compositional and improvisational prowess. Employing a sextet including drummer Joe Chambers and alto saxophonist Marion Brown, Shepp puts together a record that is both challenging and accessible to most listeners. [source]

Marion Brown – Alto Saxophone
Archie Shepp – Tenor Saxophone
Joseph Orange – Trombone
Ted Curson – Trumpet
David Izenzon – Bass
J. C. Moses – Drums


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