Archie Shepp
Born: 1937

Archie Shepp was born in 1937 in Fort Lauderdale in Florida.

He grew up in Philadelphia, studied piano and saxophone and attended high
school in Germantown; he went to college, became involved with theatre, met
writers and poets, among them, Leroy Jones and wrote: «The Communist», an
allegorical play about the situation of black Americans. In the late fifties,
Archie Shepp also met the most radical musicians of the time: Lee Morgan,
Bobby Timmons, Jimmy Garrison, Ted Curson, Beaver… Continue

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