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October 2012 Sax Trivia Contest

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Justin McDonald from Las Vegas, NV US

Contest background

A politically charged poet, playwright, actor, and general Avant Garde leader, this saxophone player may have been one of the best examples of a true renaissance man during the 1960's. He was signed to Impulse records in 1964 and would record up to 17 albums during his time there.
The contemporaries who he worked closely with included Paul and Carla Bley, Sun Ra, Cecil Taylor, and John Coltrane to name a few. Somewhat due to the influence of Coltrane, spiritually was always a strong influential force in the music and work of this musician. Also seen as the most politically vocal of Coltrane's followers, this man even once spoke out against the readers of Down Beat magazine whom he perceived as mostly white middle class.

Contest Question

Who was this months Saxophone player and what was one of his major recordings with Coltrane?

Correct Answer

Archie Shepp, Tenor Saxophone, John Coltrane Albums: Ascension, A Love Supreme Alt Take, New Thing at Newport

Where You Could Have Found The Answer

Alyn Shipton- A New History of Jazz pg 580-583 http://www.amazon.com/New-History-Jazz-Revised-Updated/dp/0826429726 http://www.archieshepp.net/ Biography
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