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Archie Shepp Attica Blues Orchestra: I Hear the Sound

Upon its original release in 1972, Archie Shepp’s Attica Blues made bold statements politically and musically. It was inspired by the riot at Attica Prison the prior year, where 39 prisoners and hostages were killed. Shepp, who had recorded with groups ranging from trios to octets, put together a large ensemble featuring additional horns, strings … Read More “Archie Shepp Attica Blues Orchestra: I Hear the Sound”

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