Archie Shepp

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Archie Shepp
Archie Shepp in Warsaw, 2008
Archie Shepp in Warsaw, 2008
Background information
Born (1937-05-24) May 24, 1937 (age 85)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
GenresJazz, free jazz, avant-garde jazz
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
InstrumentsSaxophone, Piano
Years active1960–present
LabelsImpulse!, SteepleChase, DENON, BYG Actuel
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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