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Archie Shepp - Art Songs and Spirituals + Jazz Train

19nov7:30 pmArchie Shepp - Art Songs and Spirituals + Jazz TrainEFG London Jazz Festival

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One of the most articulate and original voices to emerge from the maelstrom of jazz as it connected with the civil rights movement of the 60s, Archie Shepp enters his eighties with sustained energy and commitment. His saxophone sound is as soulful and heartfelt as ever, and his command of a deep tradition of black culture and music is unparalled.

Art Songs and Spirituals explores this legacy in dynamic style, combining with two extraordinary talents in keyboardist / singer Amina Claudine Myers, and the charismatic Carleen Anderson, leading a specially assembled vocal group, UK Vocal Assembly, featuring Cleveland Watkiss, Beverley Skeete, Marion Rampal, Gina Foster, Sylvia Mason-James, Janet Ramus, Gail Evans and Daniel Bishop – augmented by a powerful band that features the great drummer Hamid Drake.

Archie Shepp’s last Festival appearance, revisiting his classic album Attica Blues, raised the roof of a packed Barbican in 2013. Art Songs and Spirituals reveals yet another dimension of a key figure in the evolution of jazz in the modern world.


Price £

20 – 40


November 19, 2018 7:30 pm(GMT+01:00)

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