Steam (Archie Shepp album)

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Steam
Steam (Archie Shepp album).jpg
Live album by Archie Shepp
Released 1976
Recorded May 14, 1976
Venue Jazz Ost-West Festival, Nuremberg
Genre Jazz
Label Enja
Producer Horst Weber, Matthias Winckelmann
Archie Shepp chronology
Bijou
(1975)Bijou1975
Steam
(1976)
Hi-Fly
(1976)Hi-Fly1976
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 stars[2]
The Village VoiceA–[3]

Steam is a live album by jazz saxophonist Archie Shepp recorded at the East-West Jazz Festival in Nuremberg, West Germany on May 14, 1976 and released on the Enja label.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states: "The avant-garde innovator Shepp still sounds pretty strong at what was for him a fairly late period, displaying his distinctive raspy tone and what were for him some typically emotional ideas".[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "A Message from Trane" (Cal Massey) - 18:58
  2. "Solitude" (Eddie DeLange, Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) - 11:40
  3. "Invitation" (Bronisław Kaper, Paul Francis Webster) - 14:29 Bonus track on CD
  4. "Ah-Leu-Cha" (Charlie Parker) - 8:06 Bonus track on CD
  5. "Steam" (Archie Shepp) - 9:23
  6. "52nd Street Theme" (Thelonious Monk) - 0:57
  • Recorded at the East-West Jazz Festival in Nuremberg, West Germany on May 14, 1976

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ Christgau, Robert (June 26, 1978). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved September 19, 2015.
  4. ^ Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed 29 July 2009.