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I Hear the Sound


Download links and information about I Hear the Sound by Archie Shepp. This album was released in 2013 and it belongs to Jazz genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 01:32:21 minutes.

Artist: Archie Shepp
Release date: 2013
Genre: Jazz
Tracks: 13
Duration: 01:32:21
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No. Title Length
1. Attica Blues 8:06
2. Arms 7:33
3. Blues for Brother G. Jackson 6:59
4. Come Sunday 6:39
5. The Cry of My People 6:54
6. Quiet Dawn 9:15
7. Déjà vu 5:50
8. Steam 5:43
9. Goodbye Sweet Pop’s 8:18
10. Ballad for a Child 5:06
11. Mama Too Tight 7:03
12. The Stars Are In Your Eyes 6:25
13. Ujaama 8:30



In the early '70s, saxophonist and composer Archie Shepp recorded a series of thematic albums that have become jazz classics. Attica Blues, Things Have Gotta Change, and The Cry of My People ambitiously combined free jazz, spoken word, lush arrangements, politically engaged lyrics, and soulful singing. These recordings are vast panoramas of African-American music and culture. On the 2013 live release I Hear a Sound, Shepp revisits Attica Blues with a large group that includes Art Ensemble of Chicago percussionist Famoudou Don Moye and pianist/vocalist Amina Claudine Myers. Things start off with “Attica Blues”; as soon as you hear the pop of electric bass, you know the R&B original has been reconfigured. A funky groove, colored by edgy piano, backs up the vocalists as they intone the song’s lines. I Hear a Sound includes the title track of The Cry of My People, a composition by Cal Massey that’s influenced by traditional spirituals. One of the album’s highlights: Shepp’s wailing tenor sax on the funky blues “Mama Too Tight,” which originally appeared on the 1966 release of the same name.