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Archie Shepp

Archie Shepp
Born: May 24, 1937 in Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Genre: Jazz, Pop/Rock
Biography: Archie Shepp has been at various times a feared firebrand and radical, soulful throwback and contemplative veteran. He was viewed in the '60s as perhaps the most articulate and disturbing member of the free generation, a published playwright willing to speak on the record in unsparing, explicit fashion ...Read full biography
Attica Blues Big Band
Released: 1979
Label: Marge
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From the outset, Archie Shepp's terminally misunderstood Attica Blues on Impulse during the 1970s was an attempt by the saxophonist and composer to bring together the various kinds of African American ...Read full review
Fire Music
Released: 1965
Label: Impulse! Records
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This particular early Archie Shepp recording has its strong moments, although it is a bit erratic. Four selections utilize an advanced sextet. Of these songs, "Hambone" has repetitive riffing by the horns ...Read full review