Archie Shepp: "I Am Jazz. . .It's My Life" Movie Review 1984

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Jazz musician Archie Shepp has been playing music since the 1950s and throughout the years has developed political and social theories related to jazz music as a movement. In addition to performing in this film, he speaks on the African origins of jazz, and on what he perceives as the revolutionary purpose of jazz. He also talks about the invisibility and isolation of black people in society.


Rhapsody Films, Inc., 46-2 Becket Hill Rd., Old Lyme, CT 06371, Email:, URL:

Available on VHS
Running time 52 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Music--Jazz, Biography
Frank Cassenti
Archie Shepp
Hubert Niogret

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