Archie shepp is a new york city native and alumnus of goddard college. After their work in the 1960s, shepp and parlan both faced career. Along with john tchicai and don cherry, he was a member of the new york contemporary five. We have 8 albums and 62 song lyrics in our database. Both his voice and his horn are evocative of the life of mama rose, both personally and as a metaphor for something much larger. Archie shepps masterpiece mama too tight is like a reexamination of its creators own artistic history, as blues cry, jubilant marches burst, and most of all western music is reshaped to mirror the artists own agony. Nov 08, 20 for my ears, archie shepp s music is all part of one piece, whether hes playing more freely or more structured. Archie shepp has been at various times a feared firebrand and radical, soulful throwback and contemplative veteran.
Mama rose subtitled live in concert is a live album by saxophonist archie shepp and pianist jasper van t hof featuring a performance recorded in 1982 to. Shepps first recording under his own name, archie shepp bill dixon quartet, was released on savoy records in 1962 and featured a composition by ornette coleman. Archie shepp simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Archie shepp concert setlists sign in to get statistics for your attended concerts. Albums include fire music, the magic of juju, and four for trane. Jazz legend archie shepp reflects on john coltranes quest for musical freedom the saxophonist discusses coltrane, the ascension sessions, and the legacy of jazz. Philadelphiaraised tenor saxophonist archie shepp 1937 cut his teeth in cecil taylors quartet 196062 and with bill dixon 1962, and then 1963 joined the new york contemporary five, a quintet with don cherry on cornet and john tchicai on alto saxophone that implemented the principles of ornette colemans free jazz 1960 on their consequences october 1963, particularly consequences.
He played in a latin jazz band for a short time before joining the band of avantgarde pianist cecil taylor. Complete song listing of archie shepp on archie shepp songs list covid19. The album consists of duets on composisitions written by, or associated with, charlie parker. One of the prominent tenor sax to emerge from the free era, archie shepp began his career with another known young extremist of the time, cecil taylor, featuring on the remarquable candid sessions. Looking at bird is a studio album by american jazz saxophonist archie shepp and bassist nielshenning orsted pedersen, featuring performances recorded in 1980 and released on the danishbased steeplechase label. Duo reunion archie shepp free internet radio slacker radio. Shepps fusion of defiant and tender singing and his emotional tenorsax tone brought the london jazz festival to a rousing end, writes john fordham.
Mama rose subtitled live in concert is a live album by saxophonist archie shepp and pianist jasper van t hof featuring a performance recorded in 1982 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the jazz club villingen and released on the danish steeplechase label. Mention cincinnati and do the right thing to archie shepp, however, and youll. They all sayin that hes dead malcolm x and every flower is still. Archie shepp born may 24, 1937 is an american jazz saxophonist. Live at swf jazz concert willingenblack forest, germany, february 5, 1982. Archie shepp born may 24, 1937 is a prominent africanamerican jazz saxophonist. All compositions by archie shepp except where noted.
Listen to duo reunionby archie shepp on slacker radio, where you can also create personalized internet radio stations based on your favorite albums, artists and songs. Archie started playing jazz in the early 60s and continues to dazzle. The communist, an allegorical play about the situation of black americans. The highlight of the cd is the final song, the shepp composition mama rose, recorded live at the inntoene festival in austria. Archie shepp was born in florida in 1937, but he was raised in philadelphia in a home filled with music. In accordance with the directives of government and health authorities, we have temporarily suspended operations. Nov 25, 20 shepp s fusion of defiant and tender singing and his emotional tenorsax tone brought the london jazz festival to a rousing end, writes john fordham. Archie shepp s masterpiece mama too tight is like a reexamination of its creators own artistic history, as blues cry, jubilant marches burst, and most of all western music is reshaped to mirror the artists own agony. Recorded live at swf jazz concert villingen, black forest, germany. Shepp grew up in philadelphia and attended goddard college b. In concert archie shepp, horace parlan on allmusic 1987. Archie shepp was born in 1937 in fort lauderdale in florida. Archie shepp biography, albums, streaming links allmusic.
He grew up in philadelphia, studied piano and saxophone and attended high school in germantown. Archie shepps volume in the impulse story series, with liner notes by ashley kahn, author of the house that trane built. Archie shepp jasper vant hof mama rose 1982, vinyl discogs. Archie shepp has had a long career as an educator teaching at university of massachusetts, amherst for some 30 years as an ethnomusicologist. Get archie shepp setlists view them, share them, discuss them with other archie shepp fans for free on. Archie shepp, african american tenor saxophonist, composer, dramatist, teacher, and pioneer of the free jazz movement, known not only for his creative improvisation and colourful sound but also for his afrocentric approach to music. Download new jazz album by archie shepp soul song 1982 flac from ol. Archie shepps narrative in mama rose makes this album a strong personal statement. Archie shepp born may 24, 1937, fort lauderdale, florida, usa is an africanamerican jazz saxophonist.
With 1972s attica blues and the cry of my people, he spoke out for civil rights. I remember how emotionally powerful the first two tracks are from listening to them a lot in the early 1980s. The complete interview posted on october 10, 2012 by richard scheinin last month, i spoke with saxophonist archie shepp, one of my heroes for more than 40 years now. Archie shepp the impulse story 2006 lossless music. All albums by archie shepp available to download and stream in high quality.
Jazz legend archie shepp reflects on john coltranes quest. Archie shepp performed many songs at his show, including rain forestoleo, mamarose, and poem for malcolm. The impulse story, is arguably the best and most representative of any of the editions in it. Twitter instagram youtube download the android app to get lyrics to the songs you play. Poem for malcolm had to be the one that really stood out for me. Side 1 recorded 2491978 in frankfurt by hessischer rundfunk. Side a is part of a concert which was issued with other titles on frankfurt workshop 78. Shepp s first recording under his own name, archie shepp bill dixon quartet, was released on savoy records in 1962 and featured a composition by ornette coleman. Storyville d slp 1009 archie shepp and the new york contemporary five, vol.1441 1257 782 880 225 851 1044 692 1378 1565 1384 670 1390 239 1110 1372 1566 981 801 182 1241 216 1053 542 964 276 559 614 1400 1454 1259 1218