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Things Have Got To Change – Live At The Totem Vol 1

CD (Item 410994) Marge (France), 1979 — Condition: New Copy
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A fierce and full-on session from Archie Shepp – a real return to avant jamming, in a style that recalls his best French work of the late 60s, but which also has some of the soulful touches of his late 70s years! The group features Sigfried Kessler on piano, Clifford Jarvis on drums, and Cheikh Tidiane Fall on voice and percussion on the album's leadoff track "Poem For Mama Rose", part of a very long reading of Cal Massey's excellent tune "Things Have Got To Change" – which is followed by a searing take on John Coltrane's "Giant Steps" – blown with incredible intensity, at a level that's always threatening to shake the tune apart! CD adds 2 more straight ahead and soulful numbers – versions of Horace Silver's "No Smoking", and the standard "You Don't Know What Love Is".  © 1996-2014, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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