Things Have Got to Change

Things Have Got to Change is an album by avant-garde jazz saxophonist Archie Shepp released in 1971 on the Impulse! label. The album features a performance by Shepp with a large ensemble and vocal choir. The album "solidified the saxophonists reputation as a soulful, yet radical free jazz artist motivated by social commentary and cultural change".[2]

Things Have Got to Change
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Studio album by
Released1971
RecordedMay 17, 1971
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
GenreJazz
Length37:42
LabelImpulse!
ProducerEd Michel
Archie Shepp chronology
Doodlin'
(1971)
Things Have Got to Change
(1971)
Attica Blues
(1972)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Money Blues, Parts 1 - 3" (Beaver Harris, Archie Shepp) - 18:20
  2. "Dr. King, The Peaceful Warrior" (Cal Massey) - 2:29
  3. "Things Have Got to Change, Parts 1 and 2" (Massey) - 16:53
  • Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 17, 1971

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Verve website accessed 25 June 2009.