Archie Shepp - Gospel Truths

In the midst of the rise of the far right-wing in America and Europe, Archie Shepp renews his stand against injustice and oppression. One of the most politically conscious and outspoken figures in the history of black music, whose classic albums on Impulse! denounced racism and inequality, the 81-year-old saxophonist and vocalist brings an emotionally-charged show to this year's EFG London Jazz Festival. Art Songs & Spirituals celebrates the jazz and gospel traditions with a fine cast of collaborators, including AACM legend, keyboardist and vocalist Amina Claudine Myers. Kevin Le Gendre found that both artists have much to say about the broad church of African-American music

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