& FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
The New York Contemporary... has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Shrinkwrap may be renewed, no visible damage on disc or booklet. Jewel case may have cosmetic damage, online codes for possible online content are expired or missing. Shipping time 5-21 business days.
Trade in your item
Get up to a $0.40
Gift Card.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

The New York Contemporary Five

3.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Audio CD, June 15, 2010
"Please retry"
$12.99
$10.12 $7.25

Stream Millions of Songs FREE with Amazon Prime
Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime Start your 30-day free trial to stream millions of songs FREE with Amazon Prime. Start your free trial.
$12.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

2010 Jazz Times Critics Ballot - Historical/Reissues Top Ten

Ever since he burst on the scene in the late 60s Archie Shepp has been recognized as one of the great avant-garde jazz artists of all time. The New York Contemporary Five are Archie Shepp, tenor sax; John Tchicai, alto sax; Don Cherry, cornet; Don Moore, bass; J.C. Moses, drums. Recorded November 11, 1963 at Jazzhus Montmartre, Copenhagen. Features six compositions: Cisum, Crepuscule With Nellie, O.C., When Will The Blues Leave, The Funeral and Mik.

Review

Since this was a recording of a performance, one is treated to a display of raw, highly emotional music. At turns the music is sloppy, powerful, imperfect, moving, irritating - but always alive and distinctly human. --Cadence

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Cisum (11:00)
  2. Crepuscule With Nellie (2:12)
  3. O.C. (6:25)
  4. When Will the Blues Leave (8:14)
  5. The Funeral (4:58)
  6. Milk (7:24)


Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 15, 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Delmark
  • ASIN: B003F8L9TU
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #179,315 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Amazon's Archie Shepp Store

Customer Reviews

5 star
0%
4 star
0%
3 star
100%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Audio CD
The New York Contemporary Five marked a relatively brief chapter in Archie Shepp's career; they existed for barely two years and played almost exclusively in Europe. Today, the group is recognized as an important stepping stone in the mainstream of the emerging free movement of the early '60s, when Shepp had yet to claim his place alongside John Coltrane in the vanguard of "the New Jazz".

The record was recorded live in Copenhagen in 1963. The sound bears a strong resemblance to Ornette Coleman's during the same period, and even includes Don Cherry (performing on a "battered Civil War cornet"), who appeared on a number of Coleman's records between 1958 and '61. The Five pivot between straightforward, hard-swinging post-bop numbers (Coleman's "When Will the Blues Leave") and exploratory improvisations (Shepp's "The Funeral").

There's little that hasn't been written already about these musicians. Suffice it to say that the present set finds them in excellent form. An egalitarian ethos permeates the performance; the musicians are equal partners, and no one horn predominates. A highlight is the album opener "Cisium", on which J.C. Moses' drums provide a frantically shifting tonal backdrop to a set of raw, energetic solos.--Zachary Young, OffBeat Magazine, January 2011 issue, [...].
2 Comments 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Forums

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

The New York Contemporary Five
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: The New York Contemporary Five


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?