The debut as a leader for both Archie Shepp and Bill Dixon, two formidable members of the free-jazz and avant-garde elite, Archie Shepp - Bill Dixon Quartet was originally released in 1962. Rounding out the quartet are bassists Reggie Workman and Don Moore, and drummers Paul Cohen and Howard McRae, each on various tracks. While the album undoubtedly swings, this piano-less quartet definitely prefigures the trailblazing free-jazz work the two leaders would be involved in for the remainder of the decade, and beyond. Another essential piece of early free-jazz back in print on Jeanne Dielman.
The Archie Shepp / Bill Dixon Quartet: The Archie Shepp / Bill Dixon Quartet
Trio Archie Shepp Quartet
Peace Archie Shepp Quartet
Quartet Archie Shepp Quartet
Somewhere Archie Shepp Quartet