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Bill Dixon & Archie Shepp


Download links and information about Bill Dixon & Archie Shepp by Archie Shepp, Bill Dixon. This album was released in 1962 and it belongs to Jazz, Avant Garde Jazz, Avant Garde Metal genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 57:20 minutes.

Artist: Archie Shepp, Bill Dixon
Release date: 1962
Genre: Jazz, Avant Garde Jazz, Avant Garde Metal
Tracks: 12
Duration: 57:20
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No. Title Length
1. Winter Song 1964 Section I Letters A, B, C, D (featuring Bill Dixon 7-Tette) 1:30
2. Winter Song 1964 Section II Letter E (featuring Bill Dixon 7-Tette) 0:47
3. Winter Song 1964 Section III Letter F (featuring Bill Dixon 7-Tette) 9:17
4. Winter Song 1964 Section IV Letter G (featuring Bill Dixon 7-Tette) 0:46
5. Winter Song 1964 Section V Letter H Played Three Times (featuring Bill Dixon 7-Tette) 1:49
6. Winter Song 1964 Coda (featuring Bill Dixon 7-Tette) 0:31
7. The 12th December (featuring Bill Dixon 7-Tette) 3:20
8. Alternate Take Section III, 'F' from Winter Song 1964 (featuring Bill Dixon 7-Tette) 7:25
9. Alternate Take Section III, 'F' from Winter Song 1964 (featuring Bill Dixon 7-Tette) 9:46
10. Where Poppie Bloom (Where Poppies Blow) 7:47
11. Like a Blessed Baby Lamb 9:27
12. Consequences 4:55



This set signaled both the end of collaboration between trumpeter-composer Dixon and tenorman Shepp and new beginnings for each. Dixon’s 7-tette featured, among others, saxophonists Howard Johnson, George Barrow, and Ken McIntyre (doubling on oboe) as well as bassist David Izenzon on the long-form, suite-like “Winter Song 1964” and “The 12th December.” The New York Contemporary Five was a cooperative group brought together for a 1963 Scandinavian tour, and featured in addition to Shepp, trumpeter Don Cherry, saxophonist John Tchicai, bassist Don Moore and drummer J.C. Moses. Though the group had essentially disbanded by 1964 (as this performance has the rhythm section of drummer Sunny Murray and bassist Ronnie Boykins), the date spotlights Shepp’s increasing value as a composer, even in this somewhat under-rehearsed variant that also features trumpeter Ted Curson. Cherry is featured on his own composition “Consequences” (here credited to Shepp), with the set rounded out by otherwise unrecorded pieces “Where Poppies Bloom” and “Like a Blessed Baby Lamb.”