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Archie Shepp - How John Coltrane Helped Me,

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Archie Shepp - How John Coltrane Helped Me, the veteran saxophonist, educator and activist discuss John Coltrane and Albert Ayler
Negro music and culture are intrinsically improvisational, existential.
Nothing is sacred. Archie Shepp – 1990 

Archie Shepp was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on May 24th, 1937, but raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he studied piano, clarinet, and alto saxophone before focusing on tenor and soprano saxophone. He is best known for his passionately Afro-centric music of the late sixties which focused on highlighting the injustices faced by the African race, as well as for his work with the New York Contemporary Five and his collaborations with his “New Thing” contemporaries, most notably Cecil Taylor and John Coltrane.
He studied dramatic literature at Goddard College, earning his degree in 1959. He played alto saxophone in dance bands and sought theatrical work in New York. He also produced plays, among them The Communist in 1965, and Lady Day: A Musical Tragedy in 1972 with trumpeter/composer Cal Massey.  

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