Three for Shepp

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Three for Shepp
Three for Shepp.jpg
Studio album by Marion Brown
Released 1967
Recorded December 1, 1966
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Free jazz
Length 34:43
Label Impulse!
Producer Bob Thiele
Marion Brown chronology
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Three for Shepp is the debut album by American saxophonist Marion Brown featuring performances recorded in 1966 for the Impulse! label.[1]


The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4½ stars stating "Marion Brown's Three for Shepp is the image-in-the-mirror companion to Archie Shepp's Four for Trane recorded the year before. The program is equally divided between Brown's originals, which occupy the first half of the album, and Shepp tunes that take up the latter half. What is immediately striking is how similar in tone, color, and texture the two men were when it came to composition. Brown arms himself here with crack bands for these recordings... This is a classic Impulse! recording of the period by an overlooked master".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Marion Brown except as indicated
  1. "New Blue" - 5:11
  2. "Fortunato" - 8:54
  3. "The Shadow Knows" - 3:04
  4. "Spooks" (Archie Shepp) - 4:32
  5. "West India" (Shepp) - 6:24
  6. "Delicado" (Shepp) - 6:38



  1. ^ Impulse! Records discography accessed April 11, 2011
  2. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed April 11, 2011