Archie Shepp 'Attica Blues' 7"
Pre-order. Due 5th July.
Previously Japan-only 7” featuring two tracks originally released on Shepp’s 1972 classic soul-jazz LP, ‘Attica Blues’.
Official Mr Bongo reissue. Licensed courtesy of Universal Music Group Limited.
A powerful mix of psychedelic soul & jazz that retains Shepp’s political senti- ment of his earlier works.
‘Attic Blues’ is a huge funk-soul composition, referring to a mass shooting of inmates at Attica Prison. Henry Hull’s vocal sits on top of bass, layered percus- sion, wah-wah guitars, plus large horn and string sections to create a massive sound.
The big band, almost soundtrack-esque, ‘Quiet Dawn’, is sung by the compos- er’s 7-year old daughter. She floats on top of piano, strings, drums and rich layers of percussion.
Catalogue number: MRB7148
Label: Mr Bongo