Archie Shepp: I Am Jazz (1984)

Genres - History, Music  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Music History, Social History  |   Run Time - 52 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Synopsis by Nathan Southern

Jazz legend Archie Shepp toplines this unique and informative documentary. It intercuts performance footage of Shepp with interviews where he speaks candidly about such topics as jazz's African origins, the genre's "revolutionary" purpose, and the social isolation of African Americans today.

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jazz, origins, society, politics