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Archie Shepp Interview

Jamie Cullum's guest is the American jazz saxophonist and composer Archie Shepp.

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie's guest is the American jazz saxophonist and composer Archie Shepp. The musician tells how his father inspired him to get into jazz in the early days through artists like Count Basie and Slim Gaillard.

The saxophone player reminisces about making the first Attica Blues album and performing in the infamous Attica prison in the '70s. Lastly, he talks about re-recording the record today with artists such as Cecile McLorin Salvant.

57 minutes


Music Played

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  • John Kirby and His Onyx Club Boys

    Blue Dilemma

    • White Mink: Black Cotton 2.
    • Freshly Squeezed Music.
  • Susanna


    • Wild Dog.
    • Rune Grammofon.
  • Chick Corea

    Samba Yantra

    • Now He Sings, Now He Sobs.
    • Blue Note Records.
  • Takuya Kuroda

    Rising Son

    • Rising Son.
    • Blue Note Records.
  • Archie Shepp Interview

    • Archie Shepp

      Blues For Brother George Jackson

      • Attica Blues.
      • Impulse!.
    • Slim & Slam

      Oh, Lady Be Good

      • Slim And Slam.
      • TAX.
    • Milt Jackson

      How High The Moon

      • Ballads & Blues.
      • Atlantic.
    • Abdullah Ibrahim

      Next Stop Soweto

      • African Horns.
      • KAZ RECORDS.
    • Archie Shepp

      Attica Blues

      • Attica Blues.
      • Impulse!.
    • Archie Shepp

      Deva Vu (feat. Cecile McLorin Salvant)

      • Attica Blues Orchestra Live.
      • Archieball Records.
  • Dianne Reeves

    Too Close For Comfort

    • Good Night, And Good Luck.
  • Curtis Stigers

    You Don’t Know What Love Is

    • Hooray For Love.
    • Decca Records.
  • Milt Jackson & John Coltrane

    The Late, Late Blues

    • Bags & Trane.
    • Atlantic.
  • Polar Bear

    Open See (BBC Maida Vale session track)

  • Alexander Hawkins Ensemble


    • Step Wide, Step Deep.
    • Babel Label.
  • The Cookers Quintet

    See You Next Thursday

    • Volume One.
    • Do Right! Music.


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