Coral Rock

Coral Rock is an album by jazz saxophonist Archie Shepp recorded in Europe in 1970 for the America label at the same sessions which produced Pitchin Can. The album was also issued by the Prestige label in 1973.

Coral Rock
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Studio album by
RecordedJuly 23, 1970
ProducerPierre Berjot
Archie Shepp chronology
Archie Shepp and the Full Moon Ensemble
Coral Rock
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 stars[2]


The Allmusic review by Brandon Burke states "Coral Rock features an absolutely monster free jazz lineup... This is free jazz straight out of the late-'60s/early-'70s Paris scene. Very serious stuff".[3]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Coral Rock" (Alan Shorter) – 21:35
  2. "I Should Care" (Sammy Cahn, Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston) – 14:05
    • Recorded in Paris, France, July 23, 1970



  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 179. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  3. ^ Burke, B. Allmusic Review accessed 30 June 2009.