A Sea of Faces

A Sea of Faces is an album by avant-garde jazz saxophonist Archie Shepp recorded in Milan, Italy, on August 4 & 5, 1975, and released on the Italian Black Saint label. It features performances by Shepp with Charles Greenlee, Dave Burrell, Cameron Brown, Beaver Harris, Rafi Taha and Bunny Foy.[4]

A Sea of Faces
Studio album by
RecordedAugust 4 & 5, 1975
StudioPhonogram Studios, Milan, Italy
LabelBlack Saint
ProducerGiacomo Pellicciotti
Archie Shepp chronology
Montreux Two
A Sea of Faces
Body and Soul
Professional ratings
Review scores
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide[2]
The Village VoiceB+[3]

Track listing

  1. "Hipnosis" (Grachan Moncur III) – 26:10
  2. "Song for Mozambique/Poem: A Sea of Faces" (Semenya McCord/Archie Shepp) – 8:12
  3. "I Know 'Bout the Life" (Aishah Rahman, Archie Shepp) – 5:20
  4. "Lookin' for Someone to Love" (Cal Massey) – 9:34
    • Recorded in Milan, Italy, August 4 & 5, 1975



  1. https://www.allmusic.com/album/r147466
  2. Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 179. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  3. Christgau, Robert (June 14, 1976). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved May 27, 2013.
  4. Archie Shepp discography, accessed July 29, 2009.
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