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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
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
Four For Trane
Released: 1964
Label: GRP Records
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From 1964, Archie Shepp's first date as a leader featured -- as one would expect from the title -- four tunes by John Coltrane, his mentor, his major influence, and his bandleader. The fact that this album ...Read full review