Archie Shepp

Archie Shepp Biography

African-American jazz saxophonist born May 24, 1937 in Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States.

Shepp is best known for his passionately Afrocentric music of the late 1960s which focused on highlighting the injustices faced by the African people, as well as for his work with The New York Contemporary Five, Horace Parlan, and his collaborations with his "New Thing" contemporaries, most notably Cecil Taylor and John Coltrane.

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