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Archie Shepp
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Archie Shepp in Warsaw, 2008
Background information
Born May 24, 1937 (1937-05-24) (age 84)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Genres Jazz, free jazz, avant-garde jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, composer
Instruments Saxophone, Piano
Years active 1960–present
Labels Impulse!, SteepleChase, DENON, BYG Actuel
Associated acts Cecil Taylor, John Coltrane, Horace Parlan

Archie Shepp (born May 24, 1937) is an American jazz saxophonist. He played in a Latin jazz band for a short time before joining the band of avant-garde pianist Cecil Taylor.

With 1972's Attica Blues and The Cry of My People, he spoke out for civil rights; the former album was a response to the Attica Prison riots.

Shepp was also a professor of African-American Studies at SUNY in Buffalo, New York.

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