Related Artists

Amos Milburn

Wayne Shorter

Count Basie

The Modern Jazz Quartet

Dexter Gordon

Archie Shepp

Home > Music > A > Archie Shepp

Born: 1937/05/24
Birth Place: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.
Years Active: 1960-present
Genres: Jazz

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 the black race, 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. Shepp also writes for theater; his works include ''The Communist'' (1965) and ''Lady Day: A Musical Tragedy'' (1972). Both were produced by Robert Kalfin and the Chelsea Theater Center.

Listen to Archie Shepp
and similar artists - Play Now
All Albums >>

Latest Tracks:
A Portrait Of Robert Thompson (As A Young Man…
On: Mama Too Tight
$0.99 Buy Song
Mama Too Tight
On: Mama Too Tight
$0.99 Buy Song
Theme For Ernie
On: Mama Too Tight
$0.99 Buy Song
On: Mama Too Tight
$0.99 Buy Song
Fishing Gone
On: Bateau Lavoir & Archie Shepp
$0.99 Buy Song

More Tracks >>