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Andy Sheppard

Born: January 20, 1957    Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Andy Sheppard

The man who has emerged as one of Britain's foremost tenor and soprano saxophonists was introduced to the music of John Coltrane at the age of 19 and immediately went out and bought his own saxophone. Three weeks later, he was playing with the Bristol based quartet Sphere, which gathered an impressive reputation through the late 70s, recording several albums, winning the occasional award and playing an astonishing number of live dates throughout Britain and Europe. These years established Sheppard as a saxophonist to watch, but instead of the obvious move to London he based himself in Paris, working with French bands Lumière and Urban Sax.

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Andy Sheppard
(1987)
with Randy Brecker, Dave Buxton, Dave Defries, Paul Dunmall, Nick Evans, Simon Gore, Mamadi Kamara, Pete Maxfield, Orphy Robinson, Rick Smith, Jerry Underwood

Introductions in the Dark
(1989)
with David Adams, Dave Buxton, Simon Gore, Mamadi Kamara, Steve Lodder, Pete Maxfield, Orphy Robinson, Chris Watson

Soft on the Inside
(1990)
with Han Bennink, Chris Biscoe, Dave Buxton, Claude Deppa, Simon Gore, Pete Hurt, Mamadi Kamara, Steve Lodder, Pete Maxfield, Ernst Reijseger, Kevin Robinson, Orphy Robinson, Gary Valente, Mano Ventura

66 Shades of Lipstick
(1990)
with Keith Tippett, produced by Robert Fripp

In Co-Motion
(1991)
with Claude Deppa, Steve Lodder, Sylvan Richardson, Jr., David Adams

Rhythm Method
(1993)
with David Adams, Julian Argüelles, Claude Deppa, Steve Lodder, Sylvan Richardson Jr., Kevin Robinson, Ashley Slater, Jerry Underwood, Gary Valente

Delivery Suite
(1994)
with David Adams, Julian Argüelles, Claude Deppa, Steve Lodder, Sylvan Richardson Jr., Kevin Robinson, Ashley Slater, Jerry Underwood, Gary Valente

Inclassifiable
(1995)
Andy Sheppard, Steve Lodder and Nana Vasconcelos Moving Image (1996) - Andy Sheppard and Steve Lodder, with Dudley Philips, Mark Mondesir, Johnny Taylor, Richard Ajileye, Bosco d'Olivera

Learning to Wave
(1998)
with Paul Clarvis, Chris Laurence, Steve Lodder, John Parricelli, Sharda Sahai

Dancing Man & Woman
(2000)
with Kuljit Bhamra, Paul Clarvis, Steve Lodder, Chris Laurence, John Parricelli, Steve Swallow

Nocturnal Tourist
(2001)
with John Parricelli

Music for a New Crossing
(2001)
Andy Sheppard & Kathryn Tickell

PS
(2003)
Andy Sheppard & John Parricelli

Movements in Colour
(2009)
with John Parricelli, Eivind Aarset , Arild Anderson & Kuljit Bharma

Collaborations

Deep River
(2006)
Joanna MacGregor & Andy Sheppard

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