Archie Shepp needs no introductions: He is one of the greatest African American saxophonists and one of the last living "giants" of 20th century jazz! For some thirty years now he has divided his time between Europe and the University of Massachusetts, where he teaches music history. After having, in the wake of Cecil Taylor and John Coltrane, been one of the driving forces of New York avant-garde jazz in the 1960s, Archie has traveled back to the musical roots of his people: The blues. Today, both as an instrumentalist and singer, he is one of the most irresistible interpreters of the genre. This untiring champion of African American culture is also one of the oldest and dearest friends of the New Morning. In 1978, it was he who inaugurated the big stage of the New Morning in Geneva - at exactly the place where we taped him in August 1994, with the late master pianist Horace Parlan, Wayne Dockery and Steve McCraven.
The 21-minute Bonus Track "Sweet Bird Of Youth" (recorded in Paris in 2001) offers a very special event: Archie Shepp and his band are accompanied by the Moroccan Quartet "Les Gnawas de Tanger." Thank you, Sir Archie, for all these years of fire music!
Known for his saxophone skills as well as his singing, jazz musician Archie Shepp proves adept at both in THE ARCHIE SHEPP BAND - NEW MORNING: THE GENEVA CONCERT. In addition to the August 1994 concert from the New Morning, this release features an interview with the jazz great, as well as a bonus track, "Sweet Bird of Youth."
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