Archie Shepp & The New York Contemporary Five





A number of Storyville Records’ iconic jazz and blues albums are now  available in a new series of remastered high quality vinyl releases. Featuring some of the best artists from the vast Storyville catalogue, the “Storyville Vinyl Remasters” series presents great music on deluxe vinyl.

Each release is limited edition, pressed onto 180 gram virgin vinyl with the original covers and sleeve notes preserved. Updated notes have been added to the inner sleeves and a free download of the album is included. The audio has been remastered specifically for vinyl to secure the best sound that these great releases deserve.

This historic live album was recorded at the Jazzhus Montmartre in Copenhagen on November 15, 1963 and featured saxophonists Archie Shepp and John Tchicai, trumpeter Don Cherry, bassist Don Moore and drummer JC Moses. The distinctive style of contemporary jazz the quintet played was already familiar in New York but welcomed as refreshing and innovative in Europe and Scandinavia. This performance was recorded on the final night before the group split up and its members returned to the US with only Archie Shepp remaining in Denmark.