Happy Birthday Archie Shepp. ‘Good Shepp’

This day (May 24, 1937), in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is born Archie Shepp, an African-American jazz saxophonist.


Digest Tracklist :

& Chucho Valdes Afro-cuban project – Yansa (2011) . Live In Paris (2009) . Live In Venice (2002) . & Ben Sidran – Willow Weep For Me . Mama Rose (1978) .

TOP 10

Archie Shepp Top 10 :

Attica Blues . Blues For Brother George Jackson . Invocation To Mr. Parker . Ballad For A Child . Quiet Dawn . Naima . Hambone . Mama Too Tight . Blase . I Got It Bad ‘And That Ain’t Good) .


Recorded on February 16 and March 9, 1965, Fire Music is a studio album by Archie Shepp. >>

Recorded on August 10, 1964, Four for Trane is a studio album by Archie Shepp and co-produced by John Coltrane. >>

New Thing at Newport by John Coltrane & Archie Shepp is a live album recorded on July 2, 1965 at the Newport Jazz Festival. >>

Recorded on January 24–26, 1972, Attica Blues (a direct reference to the Attica Prison riots ) is an album by Archie Shepp. >>

Recorded on September 25–27, 1972, The Cry of My People is an album by Archie Shepp with gospel singers, big bands, quintets, sextets and chamber orchestras. >>


[2016] Archie Shepp Quartet – that is Archie Shepp (s, voc), Tom McClung (p), Wayne Dockery (b) and Steve McCraven (d) – will be on stage at Jazzhouse in Copenhagen, Denmark >> 26 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1983] the Sun Ra All Stars – that is Don Cherry (tp,voc), Lester Bowie (tp), Marshall Allen (as,perc), John Gilmore (ts,fl), Archie Shepp (ts,voc), Sun Ra (kb), Richard Davis (b), Clifford Jarvis (d), Philly Joe Jones (d) and Famoudou Don Moye (perc) – participate in Jazztage at Philharmonie in Berlin, Germany >> 54 MINUTES on RVM >>


Wikipedia : This day (May 24, 1937), in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is born Archie Shepp, an African-American jazz saxophonist.

Official Site : «Archie Shepp has developed a true poli-instrumentality: an alto player, he also plays soprano since 1969, piano since 1975 and more recently occasionally sings blues and standards.»

@allmusic : He was viewed in the ’60s as perhaps the most articulate and disturbing member of the free generation, a published playwright willing to speak on the record in unsparing, explicit fashion about social injustice and the anger and rage he felt.

@last.fm : Considered a jazz great, saxophonist Archie Shepp recorded albums like Poem for Malcolm and Live In Antibes for labels like Verve and Impulse. He was active in academia at SUNY Buffalo as a professor of African American Studies and the University of Massachusetts Amherst as a professor of music. He played with other notable musical radicals including Frank Zappa and provided the musical score to the movie Gotta Dance and is featured on the 1984 Wilebski’s Blues Saloon Festival DVD.

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Photo : Tom Beetz




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