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Shepp was really mixing and matching back then, putting different styles and different musicians together to create his potent musical alchemy. I used to wake up to this.....those were exiciting days!

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Thanks Rolltrane - great stuff. I return to Shepp every time. I saw a lot of him in the seventies, when he was moving away from his 60ies exstatic outbursts and into mainstream jazz. He got a lot of critisism for that, but i always thought his playing remained fantastic. Not only could he get away with playing changes like Giant Steps (he cooked on that one!), he added a whole richness of tone and emotion to it.

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Well said by SideC. I often started my days with Attica Blues, There's A Trumpet In My Soul and The Cry of My People all of which I love to this day. Shepp besides being a compelling and original soloist really came up with some creative and varied styles and settings. One of the most original and daring figures of the post Trane era.

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I love Shepp's rawness and eloquence with a touch of a romantic too. more Shepp please?
 
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