Shepp distils righteous, bristlinganger into a huge, shuddering slice of funk. Two electric bassists, four percussionists and obligatory wah-wah guitars provide monster riffage under huge slabs of horns, strings and Henry Hull's urgent, desperate vocal pleading.
The album never touches those energy levels again, LP, but finds its intensity in different ways. It's on this track that Shepp's blend of avant brutalism and Ben Webster-esque tenderness works best. Remember, this is the man that described himself as a sentimentalist, not a romantic. Solos are kept short if not sweet; the soprano outing on Cal Massey's Louis Armstrong tribute "Goodbye Sweet Pops" is one of the few that last more than a few bars.
The album closes with another Massey tune, "Quiet Dawn",sung by the composer's seven year old daughter Invocation To Mr. Parker - Archie Shepp - Attica Blues (Vinyl a faltering voice. It's not as bad as it might sound, honest, but it's an inauspicious ending to an otherwise indispensable record. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence. If Invocation To Mr.
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