Black Gipsy

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Black Gipsy
Black Gipsy.jpg
Studio album by Archie Shepp
Released 1969
Recorded November 9, 1969
Genre Jazz
Label America
Archie Shepp chronology
Black Gipsy
Pitchin Can
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[2]

Black Gipsy is an album by jazz saxophonist Archie Shepp recorded in Europe in 1969 for the America label. The album was also issued by the Prestige label under the title Black Gypsy.


The Allmusic review by Sean Westergaard states: "This music gets intense, but melody is always at its core: this is not just a free blowing session. The rhythm section keeps things well grounded, aided greatly by Burrell's marvelous comping while the horns and harmonica take the melodies and run with them. Good stuff."[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Black Gipsy" (Augustus Arnold, Chicago Beauchamp) - 25:44
  2. "Epitaph of a Small Winner: Rio de Janeiro/Casablanca/Chicago" (Beauchamp, Julio Finn) - 22:40
  3. "Pitchin' Can" (Cal Massey) - 7:35 Bonus track on CD



  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 179. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  3. ^ Westergaard, S. Allmusic Review accessed 29 June 2009.