Special Summer Swimsuit Issue! “Archie Marries Betty: Freshman Year–The First Semester” Part 5; and “Archie Marries Veronica: The Trial of Reggie Mantle” Part 5. In “Archie Marries Veronica,” Ronnie makes a surprise discovery that could affect her finances with Archie. Plus, where’s Jughead? In “Archie Marries Betty,” Archie takes a more hard-line approach to his students – but will it work? How will Veronica and Jason Blossom’s relationship…well, blossom? --
From the outset, Archie Shepp's terminally misunderstood Attica Blues on Impulse during the 1970s was an attempt by the saxophonist and composer to bring together the various kinds of African American musics under one heading and have them all express the conscience of the day. His ensemble featured singers, string players, horns, drums, guitars, etc. The sounds were a Gordian knot of jazz, free music, R&B, soul, groove, and even funk. In 1979 Shepp was given the opportunity to realize the project with an ensemble of his choosing at the Palais des Glaces in Paris (New York was already courting Wimpton Marsalis). Shepp chose 30 musicians and director/conductor Ray Copeland. Among the throng were saxophonists Marion Brown, John Purcell, Patience Higgins, and John Ware.