A friend of mine asked me today if I had happened to listen to Archie Shepp. Not really, I downloaded a few of his albums, I saw him in a documentary about jazz musicians, among Cecil Taylor, Paul Bley, and Bill Dixon. I’ll a try at The Magic of Ju-ju! Among the covers with skull (there is quite a number of them, actually), this is probably my favorite. Stylish. Oh, and by the way, is it so ironic that we should study ekphrasis in The Age of Innocence, the saddest story in the world (as Ford Madox Ford thought he would call The Good Soldier at first)? I like Edith Wharton. Didn’t she look a little like Kristen Stewart? I want to see The House of Mirth by Terence Davies now. I downloaded it a few weeks (months?) ago.
Archie Shepp - The Magic of Ju-ju (1967)