Archie Shepp Meets Kahil El'Zabar's Ritual Trio’s Conversations and Bitter Funeral Beer Band With Don Cherry & K Sridhar’s Live In Frankfurt 82 are released on vinyl for the first time
Milan based imprint Black Sweat have reissued two historic works on vinyl for the first time. First up is Archie Shepp Meets Kahil El'Zabar's Ritual Trio’s Conversations, on which Shepp joined forces with Malachi Favors of The Art Ensemble Of Chicago, El'Zabar of The Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, and AACM saxophonist Ari Brown. A tribute to AACM member Fred Hopkins, it was originally released by Chicago imprint Delmark in 1999.
Black Sweat are also reissuing Bitter Funeral Beer Band With Don Cherry & K Sridhar’s Live In Frankfurt 82. Founded by Swedish drummer and percussionist Bengt Berger (of Archimedes Badkar and Arbete Och Fritid) in the 1980s, on this set The Bitter Funeral Beer Band featured Hindustani sarod player Krishnamurti Sridhar. Though recorded in the early 1980s, it was first released in 2007 by Country & Eastern.
Black Sweat's Davide Domenichini with Al Doum And The Faryds' psychedelic rock set Spirit Rejoin is also available via Black Sweat's website.