Jason Moran Archie Shepp Duo
Jason Moran
Generational Masters

Jason Moran & Archie Shepp

JAN 18-22 | JASON MORAN

Jan 20, 2023
Miner Auditorium
FriJan 20
7:30 PM

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Two generations of jazz explorers, pianist Jason Moran and saxophone legend Archie Shepp, share this exclusive duo evening, performing a set of searching originals and freshly interpreted standards from their 2021 Archieball album Let My People Go.

A towering figure in the development of jazz’s avant-garde in the 1960s, Shepp was a treasured collaborator with John Coltrane, appearing on initially unreleased takes of the seminal A Love Supreme and was a critical part of his 1965 masterwork Ascension. Among Shepp’s dozens of albums, his Impulse! sides Four for Trane (1964), Fire Music (1965), Mama Too Tight (1966), The Magic of Ju-Ju (1967), and Attica Blues (1972) are landmarks steeped in social consciousness, and he has recorded and performed steadily to the present day, still a restlessly creative musician at age 84.

Winner of a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship in 2010, Moran has released a series of projects as satisfying conceptually as they are sonically, showcasing his capacious intelligence, rollicking touch, and road-less-traveled sensibility. Since he emerged in the late 90s in the quartet of alto saxophonist Greg Osby, Moran has developed at an exponential rate, honing an approach that soaks up inspirations and reconfigures them to suit his own exacting needs.

Commenting on the pair’s live duo release Let My People Go, JazzTimes said, “The play between the two musicians exemplifies a kind of accord built on true communication and working toward a common, beautiful good.”

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Commenting on the pair’s live duo release Let My People GoJazzTimes said, “The play between the two musicians exemplifies a kind of accord built on true communication and working toward a common, beautiful good.”

During his spacious career, (Shepp) has favored duets and here finds fitting company in pianist Jason Moran

DownBeat

During his spacious career, (Shepp) has favored duets and here finds fitting company in pianist Jason Moran

DownBeat

Personnel

Jason Moran piano
Archie Shepp saxophone

Let My People Go is at its core a conversation between a jazz elder and a modern virtuoso, one that draws on a rich history of ideas, but offers space to further the discussion.

Pitchfork

Personnel

Jason Moran piano
Archie Shepp saxophone

Let My People Go is at its core a conversation between a jazz elder and a modern virtuoso, one that draws on a rich history of ideas, but offers space to further the discussion.

Pitchfork

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