Archie Shepp

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Archie Shepp
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Archie Shepp in Warsaw, 2008
Background information
Born (1937-05-24) May 24, 1937 (age 82)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
GenresJazz, free jazz, avant-garde jazz
OccupationsMusician, composer
InstrumentsSaxophone, Piano
Years active1960–present
LabelsImpulse!, SteepleChase, DENON, BYG Actuel
Associated actsCecil Taylor, John Coltrane, Horace Parlan
Websitewww.archieshepp.com

Archie Shepp (born May 24, 1937) is an American jazz saxophonist.[1] He played in a Latin jazz band for a short time before joining the band of avant-garde pianist Cecil Taylor.

With 1972's Attica Blues and The Cry of My People, he spoke out for civil rights; the former album was a response to the Attica Prison riots.

Shepp was also a professor of African-American Studies at SUNY in Buffalo, New York.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "NEA Jazz Masters". www.arts.gov. Retrieved October 26, 2017.
  2. "Zune Music + Video - Xbox.com". Social.zune.net. Retrieved December 28, 2012.

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