Ljubljana jazz festival
Fri / 30 Jun / 21.00
ARCHIE SHEPP TRIBUTE TO COLTRANE
Central festival event
Archie Shepp, saxophone; Reggie Workman, double bass; Jason Moran, piano; Amir ElSaffar, trumpet; Nasheet Waits, drums
A politically outspoken and passionately expressive voice, sax player, poet and playwright Archie Shepp (b. 1937) is the darling of European jazz scene. An imposing Afro-American intellectual, a radical firebrand protesting against social injustice in the 1960s, Shepp infuses his free-jazz texture with elements of blues, Negro spiritual and Afro-American tradition.
Shepp participated in the sessions for Coltrane’s legendary free-jazz album Ascension (1965). He is coming to Ljubljana with another legendary artist, bassist Reggie Workman (who also played with Coltrane), and a line-up of three distinguished instrumentalists belonging to a younger generation.
Gallus Hall, EUR 24, 28, 20*
Day pass EUR 37, 28*
Festival pass EUR 90, 70*; holders of the Cankarjevi torki membership card EUR 58
Festival pass bonus: free Clean Feed CD