California Meeting: Live "On Broadway"

Archie Shepp
Archie Shepp

An intriguing live programme with a very good band.

Artists :

Eddie Marshall ( Drums )
George Cables ( Piano )
Herbie Lewis ( Bass )
Luisa Cairati ( Back Cover )
Royal Blue ( Guest Vocalist )
Archie Shepp ( Tenor and Soprano Saxophone, vocal )
Archie Shepp

"Archie Shepp recordings in the 1980s are hit and miss; this is one of the more interesting ones. Shepp does make the mistake of playing soprano on "A Night in Tunisia" (his abilities on that instrument pale next to his tenor) and having a guest singer (Royal Blue) brought out of the audience to sing "St. James Infirmary." But Shepp's tenor playing is excellent on a roaring "Giant Steps" and the ballad "My Romance," and his sidemen (pianist George Cables, bassist Herbie Lewis and drummer Eddie Marshall) are flexible and versatile enough for the diverse music. Not essential but this CD is worth picking up by Archie Shepp's fans."  (source:, S. Yanow)

 "An intriguing live programme with a very good band."  (source: The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD - Eighth Edition)

More Information
Title California Meeting: Live "On Broadway"
Barcode 8024709072627
Catalogue Number 121122-2
Display Artist Archie Shepp
Label Soul Note
Release date Dec 30, 1987
Year 1987
Format cd, digital
Duration 0:38:38
Main genre Jazz
Product type full album