Archie SHEPP,

tenor sax, soprano, pianist, singer, jazz composer and playwright, American. He was born on 24 May 1937 in Fort Lauderdale in Florida but grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he studied piano, clarinet and alto saxophone before heading to the tenor saxophone: he plays soprano saxophone regularly.

Archie Shepp began to occur in the late 1950s in Paris. Including the famous jazz club Le Chat Qui Pêche, Paris. At its inception in 1960, it is with Cecil Taylor, one of the founders of free jazz, with Disk rebels, Fire Music, Mama Too Tight. It then directs the Attica Blues, big band in the early 1970s, full of Soul and Blues, then styles that influence his work today.

He has recorded with Cecil Taylor (Shepp appears on Air, The World Of Cecil Taylor and Cell Walk For Celeste three albums significant Taylor), John Coltrane, John Tchicai, Chico Hamilton, Sunny Murray, Dave Burell, Philly Joe Jones, Mal Waldron , Horace Parlan, Max Roach, Chet Baker, Ron Carter, Don Cherry, Bill Dixon, Paul Bley, Lester Bowie, Anthony Braxton, Richard Davis, Wayne Dockery, Jimmy Garrison, Roy Haynes, Billy Higgins, Freddie Hubbard, Elvin Jones, Bobby Hutcherson, Steve Lacy, Jimmy Lyons, Abbey Lincoln, Jeanne Lee, McCoy Tyner, Cedar Walton, Reggie Workman, Ted Curson, Frank Zappa, and of course Gian Laurent to name a few.


Four for Trane, 1964
Fire Music, 1965
Newthing at Newport , 1965 avec John Coltrane
On This Night, 1965
Three for a Quarter, One for a Dime, 1966
Live at the Donaueschingen Music Festival, 1967
Blasé, 1969
Live at the Pan African Festival, 1969
Attica Blues, 1972
Force with Max Roach, 1976
Goin' Home, 1976
Parisian Concert, vol. 1, Impro 01, 1977
Parisian Concert, vol. 2, Impro 03, 1977
Live at the Totem, vol. 1, Marge 08, 1979
Live at the Totem, vol. 2, Marge 16, 1979
Invitation (avec Siegfried Kessler), Impro 04, 1979
Bird Fire - Tribute to Charlie Parker, Impro 05, 1979
Attica Blues big band Live at the Palais des Glaces, Blue Marge 1001, 1979
Painted Lady (with Abbey Lincoln), Blue Marge 1003, 1980
Looking at Bird, 1980
My Man - Tribute to Sidney Bechet, Impro 06, 1981
Mama Rose, 1982
Three for Freedom,1987 +Tchangodei+Mal Waldron
In Memory of, Archie Shepp & Chet Baker, 1988
Body and Soul, Archie Shepp + Richard Davis, 1989
Live in New York, Roswell Rudd & Archie Shepp, 2000
Left Alone Revisited, Archie Shepp & Mal Waldron, 2002
First Take, Archie Shepp & Siegfried Kessler, 2003
Kindred Spirit vol.1, Archie Shepp & Dar Gnawa de Tanger, 2005
Identite en Crescendo, Roce, Universal Jazz, 2006
Gemini, Archie Shepp 4tet & Chuck D (Public Enemy), 2007
''Vicelow a.k.a. Bluebabbine, Saian Supa Crew (collaboration), 2007-2008

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