Shocking. That considering I am such a big fan of Archie Shepp, that I don’t already own this classic album.
There is a bit of a personal tale that goes with this for me. In that some years back, when I was still finding my feet with this genre of music I was put off this album by a couple of “Jazz Fuddy Duddy” type reviewers that had clearly had their middle of the road traditionalist jazz sensibilities overly challenged by this material. There are quite a few out of the mainstream artists & jazz sub genres/directions that I was similarly put off by for similar reasons at the time, that I have since found very much to my liking.
Anyhooo, lesson learnt & I am very much happier & much enriched culturally, by being more prepared to explore stuff with a more open mind & challenge my own preconceptions. I do still find good reviews very useful, especially since my own research skills have improved.
Bought these too. >>>