**THIS IS A VINYL LP**
Release Date: 2023
Label: Verve By Request Series
- Back Back
- Spoo Pee Doo
- New Africa
- Slow Drag
Verve By Request Series — Monthly releases from Verve Label Group’s jazz catalog!
Handpicked rarities and fan favorites include out-of-print titles and first-ever vinyl pressings
Verve Records/UMe and Third Man Records have partnered to resurrect the popular reissue series, Verve By Request, with a vinyl twist. Focusing on rare gems and fan-requested jazz albums from the Verve Label Group’s stable of iconic labels, the series will offer two titles per month — each hand-picked by Verve and Third Man Records. The records will include both long-out-of-print titles from the vault as well as the first-ever vinyl pressings for albums released in the ’90s and aughts that were only originally released on CD.
Albums will be newly remastered from original analog sources, when available, and pressed on 180-gram at Third Man Record Pressings in Detroit.
These 1969 recordings (released in 1974) combine Archie Shepp’s free jazz bonafides and a blend of blues/funk through an African lens, all in a big band setting. The all-star brass section, featuring James Spaulding and Charles Davis on sax along with trombonist Graham Moncur III, lead the way on stand-out cuts including “New Africa” and “Spoo Pee Doo.” Verve By Request Series features transfers from the analog tapes remastered on 180-gram vinyl.