Archie Shepp - Kwanza LP (Verve by Request Series)
Newly Remastered from Original Analog Sources and Pressed on 180g Vinyl LP at Third Man Pressing in Detroit as Part of the Verve By Request Series
Verve Records/UMe and Third Man Records have partnered to resurrect the popular reissue series, Verve By Request, with a vinyl twist. Focusing on rare gems and fan-requested jazz albums from the Verve Label Group's stable of iconic labels, the series will offer two titles per month – each hand-picked by Verve and Third Man Records. The records will include both long-out-of-print titles from the vault as well as the first-ever vinyl pressings for albums released in the ‘90s and aughts that were only originally released on CD. These 1969 recordings (released five years later) combine Archie Shepp's free jazz bonafides and a blend of blues and funk through an African lens, all in a big band setting. The all-star brass section, featuring James Spaulding and Charles Davis on saxophone along with trombonist Graham Moncur III lead the way on stand outs including "New Africa" and "Spoo Pee Doo". Albums will be newly remastered from original analog sources, when available, and pressed on audiophile-quality, 180-gram vinyl at Third Man Pressing in Detroit.