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Looking At Bird


Download links and information about Looking At Bird by Archie Shepp. This album was released in 1980 and it belongs to Jazz, Avant Garde Jazz, Avant Garde Metal genres. It contains 8 tracks with total duration of 44:18 minutes.

Artist: Archie Shepp
Release date: 1980
Genre: Jazz, Avant Garde Jazz, Avant Garde Metal
Tracks: 8
Duration: 44:18
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No. Title Length
1. Moose the Mooche 6:25
2. Embraceable You 4:42
3. Ornithology 5:45
4. Billie's Bounce 5:24
5. Yardbird Suite 4:37
6. Blues for Alice 5:48
7. How Deep Is the Ocean 5:54
8. Confirmation 5:43



Avant-garde tenor saxophonist Archie Shepp created a stir in 1977 when he recorded a set of hymns and folk melodies in melodic duets with pianist Horace Parlan. On February 6, 1980, he reunited with Parlan for a set of blues associated with Bessie Smith, and the following day, as a sort of sequel, Shepp played eight songs associated with Charlie Parker in collaboration with bassist Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen. Although never a bebopper, Shepp does surprisingly well on such tunes as "Moose the Mooche," "Ornithology," "Yardbird Suite" and "Confirmation," even if he makes the mistake of doubling on his erratic soprano during a few numbers. Archie Shepp pays tribute to Bird not by copying him, but by being creative and playing Parker's repertoire in his own sound. Recommended.