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Looking at Bird

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Released  1981
Tivoli Gardens (1979)  Looking at Bird (1980)
Release date  1981
Genre  Jazz
Recorded  February 7, 1980
Looking at Bird (1980)  Movability (1981)
Label  SteepleChase Records
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Looking at Bird (1980)  I Know About the Life (1981)
Artists  Archie Shepp, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen
Similar  Archie Shepp albums, Jazz albums

Looking at Bird is a studio album by American jazz saxophonist Archie Shepp and bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, featuring performances recorded in 1980 and released on the Danish-based SteepleChase label. The album consists of duets on composisitions written by, or associated with, Charlie Parker.

Contents

Reception

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars stating "Archie Shepp pays tribute to Bird not by copying him, but by being creative and playing Parker's repertoire in his own sound. Recommended".

Track listing

All compositions by Charlie Parker except as indicated
  1. "Moose the Mooche" - 6:26
  2. "Embraceable You" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 4:42
  3. "Ornithology" (Benny Harris, Parker) - 5:45
  4. "Billie's Bounce" - 5:24
  5. "Yardbird Suite" - 4:38
  6. "Blues for Alice" - 5:48
  7. "How Deep Is the Ocean?" (Irving Berlin) - 5:54
  8. "Confirmation" - 5:43

Personnel

  • Archie Shepp - soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen - bass
  • Songs

    1Moose the Mooche6:26
    2Embraceable You4:42
    3Ornithology5:46

    References

    Looking at Bird Wikipedia


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