Archie Shepp (born May 24, 1937) is an American jazz saxophonist. Shepp is best known for his passionately Afrocentric music of the late 1960s, which focused on highlighting the injustices faced by African Americans, as well as for his work with the New York Contemporary Five, Horace Parlan, and his collaborations with his "New Thing" contemporaries, most notably Cecil Taylor and John Coltrane.
During the first tour with his augmented band, Ray Charles (here with Hank Crawford and Phil Guilbeau at McCormick Place in Chicago, on april 8 or 9, 1961) kept his left arm in a sling. He nevertheless played with his "injured left hand"; playing "the organ principally with his right and also relied on his foot pedal work". Photo by Ted Williams.