Black Gipsy

Black Gipsy is an album by jazz saxophonist Archie Shepp recorded in Europe in 1969 for the America label. The album was also issued by the Prestige label under the title Black Gypsy.

Black Gipsy
Studio album by
RecordedNovember 9, 1969
StudioDecca Studios, Paris
ProducerPierre Berjot
Archie Shepp chronology
Black Gipsy
Pitchin Can
Professional ratings
Review scores
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide[2]


The Allmusic review by Sean Westergaard states: "This music gets intense, but melody is always at its core: this is not just a free blowing session. The rhythm section keeps things well grounded, aided greatly by Burrell's marvelous comping while the horns and harmonica take the melodies and run with them. Good stuff."[3]

Track listing

  1. "Black Gipsy" (Augustus Arnold, Lincoln T. Beauchamp Jr.) - 25:44
  2. "Epitaph of a Small Winner: Rio de Janeiro/Casablanca/Chicago" (Lincoln T. Beauchamp, jr., known as Chicago Beau, Julio Finn - 22:40
  3. "Pitchin' Can" (Cal Massey) - 7:35 Bonus track on CD



  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. Westergaard, S. Allmusic Review accessed 29 June 2009.
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