19 September 2009

ARCHIE SHEPP & THE FAMILY OF PERCUSSION - HERE COMES THE FAMILY











I have had lots of requests for a repost of this bomb from Archie Shepp and The Family of Percussion - so here it is.
First posted at OIR september 2006.
The Family of Percussion (Peter Giger,Trilok Gurtu,Doug Hammond and Tom Nicholas)are joined by Archie Shepp on this hard to find 1980 release from Nagara in Germany.
On "Here Comes the Family"the Family establish the basic form of the piece with their rhythmic and vocal opening with Shepp's flute fluttering above it all.Then he lets rip with what the liner notes call 'Poetic Recitation'but would probably be called rapping these days over a funky percussive backdrop .This tune is why the lp remains in such demand - a big play list favourite of djs world wide.
Next up is Shepp's "Street Song" the best cut on the lp for me,on which he blows his tenor freely over the drums,congas,bells and gongs.The piece ends in a crescendo of percussion culminating in a gong crash which fades into silence."Euterpe's Favorit"has Shepp back on flute with the family weaving a mystical feel behind him on bells,whistles,water pipes,gongs,rattles and drums.
"Ardopetori"starts side 2 with a mid tempo infectious rhythm established by shakers and log drum which builds slowly with Shepp soloing freely again on tenor.
"For Ti Roro"wraps it up and begins with the gentle,caribean sounds of steel drums until Shepp's soprano bursts in with a frenzy of excitement.This is the most free track with all the musicians reacting to each otherboth collectively and singularly until it finishes fittingly with the sound of the congas.
This came out on lp and cd but quickly dissapeared without trace.if you want a copy you gonna have to dig hard and have deep pockets!

21 comments:

Bacoso said...

http://rapidshare.com/files/279491531/Archie_Shepp.rar

n2j3 said...

thanks for another brilliant record as usual :)

soifran said...

useful post
thanx a lot

Jazzjet said...

Never heard of this one before but it looks tasty. Thanks very much.

Brother John said...

This LP is a real real bomb with many killers.

Simon666 said...

Fantastic stuff, thanks bacoso :)

Wallofsound said...

Thanks for sharing.

El Mafufo said...

Molto grazie

taro nombei said...

This time round I don't want to miss this.
many thanks Bacoso!
TN

cheeba said...

Bless you Bacoso! Wasn't even aware of music blogs when you OIRginally posted this one. Ardopetori is captivating, think that will be with me for a long time. Thanks!

Likedeeler said...

Looks like you even upgraded on bitrate. Thanks!

ushaped said...

Hello,

Thanks, this is a great LP. Does anyone have founder of the band Peter Giger's 1975 private press LP "Family of Percussion"?

http://www.geocities.com/krautrockgroup/Giger.html

E-mile said...

Bacoso, thank you VERY much for re-upping this GEM! I wasn't going all blog-o-sphere before winter 2008, so.....
peace, E-mile

df said...

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indigo amatista said...

ABSOLUTE THNXZ MAN...now can please follow up w - another of yr earlier gems : larry young contrasts?

idipietro said...

Great !! Thanks so much :)

JAZZYPIER ♪ said...

Thank you Bacoso!

Chris Ward said...

Thanks a lot for this one. I now know where Galliano got the inspiration for their first album's opening track from! This album sounds a bit like Shepp's Live at the Panafrican festival, to my untrained ears.

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Z. said...

This one seems quite enticing, any chance for a re-up? Thanks a lot.

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