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Archie Shepp & Jason Moran: Let My People Go + Shirley Tetteh

Part of EFG London Jazz Festival

Archie Shepp playing a saxophone. He is wearing a black suit with a white hat and standing in front of a rose bush.

A musical dialogue between two jazz visionaries from different generations, performing music from their 2021 intimate live album Let My People Go. Plus support from guitarist Shirley Tetteh.

Bringing their shared devotion for African American culture, identity and history into this musical conversation, the duo carves their sound with their own contemporary angles; Shepp ever-evolving from 1960s free jazz, and Moran combining compositional flair with spectacular improvisation. 

After playing together at festivals across Europe, saxophonist, composer, pianist, singer and political mastermind Archie Shepp and modern jazz icon, pianist, composer and multidisciplinary artist Jason Moran nurtured a friendship shaped by their common inspirations such as Duke Ellington, Fats Waller and Thelonius Monk, leading to the release of a collection of live recordings on Let My People Go.

Guitarist Shirley Tetteh of Nérija and Maisha opens the show with a solo set. Tetteh is one of the most exciting rising stars in the UK jazz scene.

Produced by the Barbican in association with EFG London Jazz Festival

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