Goin' Home is a studio album by American saxophonist Archie Shepp and pianist Horace Parlan. After their work in the 1960s, Shepp and Parlan both faced career challenges as the jazz scene diverged stylistically. They left the United States for Europe during the 1970s and met each other in Denmark before recording the album on April 25, 1977, at Sweet Silence Studio in Copenhagen.

A jazz and gospel album, Goin' Home features Shepp and Parlan's interpretations of African-American folk melodies and spirituals. Its title is an allusion to Shepp's return to his African cultural roots. Shepp had never recorded spirituals before and was overcome with emotion during the album's recording because of the historical and cultural context of the songs.

Although it surprised jazz listeners upon its release in 1977, Goin' Home was praised by music critics for its reverent tone and stylistic deviation from Shepp's previous free jazz works. Shepp and Parlan were artistically satisfied with the album and subsequently recorded another album together, Trouble in Mind, in 1980. 180 Gramm, Limited Audiophile ALTO-Edition Of 2000 Copies. Center labels are in solid colour umbra-grey, instead of red as with the regular version.

 

Tracklist:

Goin' Home

Nobody Knows The Troubles I've Seen

Go Down Moses

Steal Away To Jesus

Deep River

My Lord What A Morning

Amazing Grace

Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

 

Label: Steeplechase/Alto

CatalogueNumber: SCS-1079

ARCHIE SHEPP / HORACE PARLAN - GOIN' HOME

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