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Archie Shepp, I am jazz...it's my life

Author: Frank Cassenti
Publisher: New York : Rhapsody Films, 1984.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Archie Shepp, multi-instrumentalist, composer, poet, playwright and educator, has been a controversial figure on the jazz scene ever since his first recordings in 1960. In this portrait, filmed in France, Shepp discusses the African origins and revolutionary purpose of jazz and acknowledges the influence of John Coltrane and the poet Rimbaud on his work. Shepp is seen playing his sax on Parisian streets and in clubs  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Music
Named Person: Archie Shepp
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Cassenti
OCLC Number: 317638530
Notes: In English and French with English subtitles.
Credits: Director, Frank Cassenti.
Cast: Archie Shepp (saxophone); Siegfried Kessler (piano); Wilber Little (bass); Don Mumford, Clifford Jarvis (drums); Cheikh Tidiane Fall (percussion).
Description: 1 videocassette (52 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Responsibility: Pi Productions with I.N.A. ; produced by Hubert Niogret.

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Archie Shepp, multi-instrumentalist, composer, poet, playwright and educator, has been a controversial figure on the jazz scene ever since his first recordings in 1960. In this portrait, filmed in France, Shepp discusses the African origins and revolutionary purpose of jazz and acknowledges the influence of John Coltrane and the poet Rimbaud on his work. Shepp is seen playing his sax on Parisian streets and in clubs where he shouts his poems of protest and builds his solos to exciting climaxes. Musical numbers include: "Blues gee whiz," "Une Petite surprise pour M'amselle," "Touch you, hold you, feel you," "Mama Rose," "Things have got to change," "In a sentimental mood," "Moose the Mooche."

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