Jazz Perspectives: Archie Shepp

Oct 11, 2012

Saxophonist Archie Shepp is a legend. His career goes back nearly 50 years, including playing on John Coltrane’s iconic album, A Love Supreme. Today Shepp mixes jazz, blues and other influences into what he calls “African American Music.”  Shepp plays tonight, October 11th, at Yoshi's in Oakland at 8pm and 10pm.

ARCHIE SHEPP: My father was a blues man... he played the banjo, which was my first instrument, actually.  Over the years I've gotten more and more into blues music, and I begin to understand more and more the depth and profundity of its meaning... 

Reese Erlich’s “Jazz Perspectives” air monthly on Crosscurrents. To discover more jazz artists, visit www.jazzcorner.com/innerviews.