Fire Music (Archie Shepp album)

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Fire Music
Fire Music.jpg
Studio album by Archie Shepp
Released 1965
Recorded February 16 and March 9, 1965
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Genre Jazz
Length 40:30
Label Impulse!
Producer Bob Thiele
Archie Shepp chronology
Four for Trane
Fire Music
On This Night
Alternative cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 stars[2]

Fire Music is a studio album by Archie Shepp released on Impulse! Records in 1965. "Malcolm, Malcolm Semper Malcolm" is dedicated to Malcolm X, whilst "Los Olvidados" is a homage to the film of the same name.


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states "This particular early Archie Shepp recording has its strong moments, although it is a bit erratic... Overall, this set, even with its faults, is recommended".[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Hambone" (Archie Shepp) – 12:29
  2. "Los Olvidados" (Shepp) – 8:54
  3. "Malcolm, Malcolm Semper Malcolm" (Shepp) – 4:48
  4. "Prelude to a Kiss" (Ellington, Gordon, Mills) – 4:50
  5. "The Girl from Ipanema" (DeMoraes, Gimbel, Jobim) – 8:36
  6. "Hambone" [Live] – 11:53 Bonus track on CD, recorded live at the Village Gate on March 28, 1965



  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 179. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  3. ^ Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed 30 July 2009.