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ARTIST
TITLE
Attica Blues
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
IMP 9222HLP IMP 9222HLP
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RELEASE DATE
5/18/2009

180 gram exact repro reissue, gatefold sleeve. Originally released in 1972 on Impulse!. Officially licensed through Verve/Universal. "Never one to be close-lipped about his anger at U.S. society or its actions, Archie Shepp delivered Attica Blues on the heels of the Attica Prison massacre. Every time Shepp's breath hits the reeds he creates an emotional vibe which all of his records have displayed. Attica Blues has all his in your face sound even though he isn't ripping jagged shards as he had in the past. The record still displays emotional angst that is every bit as powerful and distraught as Davis's celluloid images. The tracks have the deep soul of all of Shepp's finest such as On This Night and Four By Trane. The difference is Archie utilizes the arrangements as the forefront while his horn simmers in the background like an angry voice needing to be heard." -- All About Jazz