Archie Shepp Quotes

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Archie Shepp Quotes

And when I met Cecil Taylor it was a complete transformation of musical identities. All the tenets that I had grown up with were thrown out the window.
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In America, for a brief time, people who followed Coltrane were studied and considered important, but it didn't last long. The result is that the kind of music I played in the '60's is completely dismissed in this country as a wrong turn, a suicidal effort.

— Archie Shepp

Yes, the audience is so important to Negro music, especially the element of call and response.

— Archie Shepp

I can't see any separation between my music and my life. I play pretty much race music: its about what happened to my father, to me, and what can happen to my kids.

— Archie Shepp

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