Archie Shepp (born May 24, 1937) is a prominent African-American jazz saxophonist. Shepp is best known for his passionately Afrocentric music of the late 1960s, which focused on highlighting the injustices faced by African Americans, 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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Reviewed by Kevin Le Gendre
A pronounced swing emerges as this fine collaborative set unfolds.
Reviewed by Nick Reynolds
Shepp's still going strong at 70, but this double helping birthday treat is a curate's...
Attica Blues 2004
Reviewed by Peter Marsh
Re-issue of Shepp's 1972 classic; avant soul-jazz meets the protest song.