Saxophonist Archie Shepp is a living jazz legend. He began his career in the 50’s and rose to stardom while playing with Cecil Taylor, John Coltrane and several other noteworthy musicians. Shepp became known as a radical artist and an avid experimentalist of different genres and new waves. He also commented political and social issues on regular basis. Later on he introduced some softer aspects within his career as his venturesome free jazz has made room for ballads, bebop and blues. Archie Shepp first performed in Finland at Helsinki Rowing Stadium back in 1962. He’s never played at Pori Jazz before so at 82 years of age, it’s about time to make his debut at Pori Jazz at the legendary Lokki Stage.
Lineup: Archie Shepp (sax, voc), Carl Henri Morisset (p), Matyas Szandai (b), Steve McCraven (dr)