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Archie Shepp

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Jazz Saxophonist Archie Shepp

The musician talks to Terry Gross about the social and economic conditions that affect the place of African American musical traditions in American culture.

24:50

Radical Politics and Jazz with Archie Shepp.

Tenor saxophonist and composer Archie Shepp is known for his radical jazz and his radical politics. His recent work has emphasized interpreting the traditions from which his playing and writing is derived, including a blues and spiritual album with Horace Parlan and a tribute album to Charlie Parker "Looking at Bird." His latest album is "Mama Rose." Shepp is also a playwright, poet, and professor. Shepp moved to Philadelphia at the age of 7, and will perform a concert with McCoy Tyner at the Cool Jazz Festival.

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