Archie Shepp in La Villette

Jazz à la Villette 2014

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Archie Shepp — Saxophonist
Olivier Miconi — Trumpeter
Pierre Durand — Guitarist
Darryl Hall — Bass guitarist
Larry Crockett — Drummer
Marion Rampal — Soprano
Joe Louis Walker — Guitarist
Joe Louis Walker — Guitarist
Amina Claudine Myers — Pianist

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Multi-instrumentalist, singer, and eminent jazz composer Archie Shepp is best known today as a pioneer of the free jazz movement. A prolific composer, Shepp's long career found inspiration in a variety of places: his experience working as a sideman John Coltrane and Cecil Taylor; his time as a member of the New York Contemporary Five; his studies in dramaturgy; and of course his significant involvement in the Black Arts Movement during the 1960s. Here in his late seventies, his experience and maturity shine as he offers us a swinging evening in shades of blue, performing a selection of his own compositions as well as songs by pianist-singer Amina Claudine Myers and guitarist Joe Louis Walker, who join him onstage at the Jazz à la Villette festival. 


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Directed by:
Frank Cassenti
Venue: Philharmonie de Paris, Philharmonie 2 (former Cité de la musique) (Paris, France)
Production date: 2014
Recording date: 09/14/2014
Duration: 1 h 34 min
Production: © Oléo Films
Resolution: Full HD

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