阿奇西普四重奏：我的爱与愁 Archie Shepp Quartet: Deja Vu (CD) 【Venus】
今年，Shepp刻意为这张替Venus录制的最新专辑，以法文取名为「Deja Vu」。曲目全是熟悉的法国香颂，和「April in Paris」、「Sous Le Ciel de Paris」等。音乐除了展现如原曲般对人生有著强烈的感慨外，还带点浓浓的爱与愁，只是在他性感无比的乐声下，还是让人免忘了这份愁！本张专辑荣获日本专业爵士乐杂誌「Swing Journal」金赏奖。
Archie Shepptenor - sax
Harold Mabern - piano
George Mraz - bass
Billy Drummond - drums
Sweet, Romantic French Melodies from Accomplished Jazz Quartet!
After leaving a strong impression on Japanese jazz fans with his three albums released from Venus Records in the late 1990s, Archie Shepp returned with this smash hit in 2001. Also known as "French Ballads" in Japan, this album consists entirely of French songs and songs associated with France, where Shepp had resided for many years.
The program includes compositions by Michel Legrand and Sidney Bechet, the ubiquitous "Les Feuilles Mortes" ("Autumn Leaves") and attractive "Sous Le Ciel De Paris" ("Under the Paris Skies"). The album concludes with "Deja Vu," an original composition by Shepp.
Shepp plays sweet and romantic French melodies with a lot of emotions but he rejects saccharine sentimentality. This clash of characteristics brings tension to his ballad playing and makes it riveting. Shepp also manages to relax and have fun with upbeat tunes such as "L'Ame Des Poetes" and "April in Paris."
"Archie Shepp has long established a reputation as a fiery avant-garde jazz stylist, though he is remarkably restrained in this collection of ballads recorded in 2001. The rhapsodic songs help restrain him somewhat, along with the presence of the terrific rhythm section, consisting of pianist Harold Mabern, bassist George Mraz, and drummer Billy Drummond." -Ken Dryden, allmusic.com
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Single-Layer SACD can only be played on a Super Audio CD Player! It will NOT play on conventional CD Players!
• Made in Japan
Archie Shepp, tenor sax
Harold Mabern, piano
George Mraz, bass
Billy Drummond, drums
Audio CD (August 22, 2001)
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Tokuma Japan Comm.
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
Release Date March 11, 2003
Styles Avant-Garde Jazz
Recording DateJune 11, 2001 & June 12, 2001
AllMusic Review by Ken Dryden
Archie Shepp has long established a reputation as a fiery avant-garde jazz stylist, though he is remarkably restrained in this collection of ballads recorded in 2001. The rhapsodic songs help restrain him somewhat, along with the presence of the terrific rhythm section, consisting of pianist Harold Mabern, bassist George Mraz, and drummer Billy Drummond. "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life" has a few rough edges to retain Shepp's personal flavor, while the rhumba setting of Sidney Bechet's "Petite Fleur" works well, too. Mabern's lush introduction to "Les Feuilles Mortes" (Autumn Leaves) sets up a touching, spacious arrangement. Shepp opens Lerner & Loewe's infrequently performed "Gigi" unaccompanied, producing a majestic performance. The snappy treatment of "April in Paris" swings like the famous tune should, while he also retains the well-known "Pop Goes the Weasel" quote inserted in Basie's version. All in all, this is an enjoyable date.
1. What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life
2. Putite Fleur
3. Les Feuilles Mortes
4. L'ame Des Poetes
6. April In Paris
7. Sous Le Ciel De Paris
8. Deja Vu