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Archie Shepp

Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Born: May 24, 1937    

Archie Shepp

Archie Shepp was born in 1937 in Fort Lauderdale in Florida.

He grew up in Philadelphia, studied piano and saxophone and attended high school in Germantown; he went to college, became involved with theatre, met writers and poets, among them, Leroy Jones and wrote: «The Communist», an allegorical play about the situation of black Americans. In the late fifties, Archie Shepp also met the most radical musicians of the time: Lee Morgan, Bobby Timmons, Jimmy Garrison, Ted Curson, Beaver Harris ... his political consciousness found an expression in plays and theatrical productions which barely allowed him to make a living. In the beginning sixties he met Cecil Taylor and did two recordings with him which were determining....
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    Bird Fire

    Soul Note
    2013
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    Live In Antibes

    Soul Note
    2013
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    Wo!man

    Soul Note
    2011
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    For Losers / Kwanza

    Soul Note
    2011
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    Archie Shepp and Joachim Kuhn: Wo!man


    2011
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    The New York Contemporary Five

    Delmark Records
    2010
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    Phat Jam In Milan

    Soul Note
    2009
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