Archie Shepp - Mama Too Tight 180g
Archie Shepp | Label: Impulse A-9134 | Format: LP | Genre: Jazz
Album Condition: New Cover Condition: Sealed
New, Sealed 180 gram Limited Edition Pressing of this Impulse Classic!
Mama Too Tight Track ListingsBasheer / Theme for Ernie / A Portrait of Robert Thompson (as a young man)
AllMusic Review by Thom Jurek [-] The octet Archie Shepp surrounded himself with in 1966 was filled with new and old faces. The twin trombones of Roswell Rudd and Grachan Moncur III embodied this, but so did bassist Charlie Haden and trumpeter Tommy Turrentine, while familiar figures like drummer Beaver Harris and tubaist Howard Johnson had been part of Shepp's regular band. There are four tracks on Mama Too Tight, all of them in some way acting as extensions of the opening three-part suite "A Portrait of Robert Thomson (As a Young Man)." Shepp had hit his stride here compositionally. The track is, at first, a seeming free jazz blowout, but then traces the history of jazz, gospel, and blues breeze through its three sections. Certainly