John Coltrane & Archie Shepp – New Thing at Newport (1991)

John Coltrane & Archie Shepp - New Thing at Newport (1991)
Artist: John Coltrane & Archie Shepp
Album: New Thing at Newport
Label: Impulse!, GRP
Year Of Release: 1991
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue)

Tracklist:
01. Introduction to John Coltrane’s set by Father Norman O’Connor – 1:08
02. One Down, One Up (Coltrane) – 12:45
03. My Favorite Things (Rodgers-Hammerstein) – 14:43
04. Rufus (Swung His Face at Last to the Wind, Then His Neck Snapped) (Shepp) – 5:13
05. Le Matin des Noire (Shepp) – 7:59
06. Skag (Shepp) – 3:10
07. Call Me by My Rightful Name (Shepp) – 6:39
08. Gingerbread, Gingerbread Boy (Shepp) – 10:

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Personnel:
John Coltrane – tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
Archie Shepp – tenor saxophone
McCoy Tyner – piano
Bobby Hutcherson – vibes
Jimmy Garrison, Barre Phillips – bass
Elvin Jones, Joe Chambers – drums

The classic John Coltrane Quartet made one of its final appearances at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1965. The tension among bandmembers is evident on the advanced versions of “One Down, One Up” and “My Favorite Things.” Coltrane’s performance is moving…yet weary. It’s apparent the saxophonist wasn’t getting the sound he wanted and by the end of the year he would take a different direction, hiring Pharoah Sanders and wife Alice Coltrane for the band. Tenor saxophonist Archie Shepp’s earlier afternoon New Thing performance includes engaging versions of “Call Me by My Rightful Name” and “Gingerbread, Gingerbread Boy” (included as a bonus track on this package) with Bobby Hutcherson on vibes. ~ Al Campbell

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