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Impro Records discography

This is a discography of albums released on the French label Impro.

Six albums were released on Impro between 1977 and 1982. The label was restared in 2006 and the original albums were reissued together with two new releases.

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Impro albums 1977 to 1982 (original cover and recent CD cover displayed)

Parisian Concert, Volume 1, Archie Shepp Quartet, 1977, Impro 01

Tracks : Hoo Ray For Herbie, Confirmation, Clean Is The Scene, Blues Free, Sonny's Back

Musicians : Archie Shepp, Siegfried Kessler, Cameron Brown, Clifford Jarvis

Recorded live in Paris in October 1977. Released on CD of FD Music in 1993 and then on Impro in 2006.

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Live In Europe, Pepper Adams Quartet, 1977, Impro 02

Tracks : Bossa Nouveau, Ephema, Min And Maj Blues, Body And Soul

Musicians : Pepper Adams, Georges Arvanitas, Jacky Samson, Charles Saudrais

Recorded live in Paris in November 1977. Released on CD on Impro in 2009. The CD release has one bonus track.

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Parisian Concert, Volume 2, Archie Shepp Quartet, 1978, Impro 03

Tracks : U-Jaama, Sophisticated Lady, Straight Street, What Would It Be Without You, Baimbu

Musicians : Archie Shepp, Siegfried Kessler, Cameron Brown, Clifford Jarvis

Recorded live in Paris in October 1977. Released on CD on Impro in 1992.

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Invitation, Siegfried Kessler Trio Featuring Archie Shepp, 1979, Impro 04

Tracks : Ecaroh, Free For All, Silver Serenade, Invitation, Ugetsu, Along Came Betty

Musicians : Siegfried Kessler, Jean Francois Jenny-Clark, Clifford Jarvis, Archie Shepp

Recorded in Paris in January 1978. Released on CD on Impro in 2013.

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Bird Fire: Tribute To Charlie Parker, Archie Shepp Quintet, 1979, Impro 05

Tracks : Lover Man, Au Privave, Parker's Mood, Now The Time

Musicians : Archie Shepp, Everett Hollins, Siegfried Kessler, Bob Cunningham, Clifford Jarvis

Recorded in Paris in January 1979. Released on WestWind in 1987 and on Impro in 2002 and 2014.

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My Man: Tribute To Sydney Bechet, Archie Shepp Sextet, 1982, Impro 06

Tracks : My Man, Premier Bal, Blues For Bechet, Petite Fleur, Passport To Paradise

Musicians : Archie Shepp, Charles McGee, Charles Eubanks, Santi De Briano, John Betsch, Michelle Wiley

Recorded in Paris in November 1981. Released on West Wind, Passport To Paradise, in 1982 and 1987. Released on Impro in 2009.

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Impro albums 2007 to 2011

Live In Paris 8 Janvier 1983, Barney Wilen & Dièse 440, 2007, Impro 07

Tracks : Défilé, Le Curé, Miroirs, Passage, Take Seven, Jungles, Ptérodactyles, Soir

Musicians : Barney Wilen, Michel Bertier, Claude Micheli, Guillaume Loizillon

Recorded live in Paris in January 1983.

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Live at Le Fenetre, Alain Pinsolle Chtarbmusique, 2011, Impro 08

Tracks : La Fauche, Lapinos, Utatimak, Le Temps 1 Et 2, Rapachtarb, Cristal Qui Songe, Contrainte

Musicians : Alain Pinsolle, Jean-Louis Chautemps, Roland Molinier, Christian Lété

Recorded live in Paris in April 2002.

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Last updated January 2016