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Daniel Carter/Matthew Shipp/William Parker/Gerald CleaverWelcome Adventure Vol 1 ... CD
577, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 16.99
One of those records that just makes us say "wow" right from the very first note – a perfect showcase for all musicians involved, and a really mighty meeting of the creative minds! We've really loved the strong return to form that Matthew Shipp has given us on piano in recent years – and of course, the basswork of William Parker is always tremendous – but they both somehow rise even more to the top alongside the drums of Gerald Cleaver and tenor, trumpet, and flute of Daniel Carter – in a session that's wonderfully spiritual, very rhythmic, and often quite straight at times! There's a balance between the avant impulses of the players and the collective action of the group – almost recalling the loft jazz years, but more contemporarily righteous too – on titles that include "Majestic Travel Agency", "Scintillate", and "Ear-Regularities". CD

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Matthew ShippInvisible Light – Live Sao Paolo ... CD
Ezz-Thetics/Hat Hut (Switzerland), 2019. New Copy ... $16.99
A record with a title that's as beautiful as its sound – one that draws key focus on that magnificent light that's been shining forth in the music of Matthew Shipp in recent years – a fantastic stretch that has the pianist really coming back into action, and maybe sounding even more amazing than before! The set is solo – recorded live in Sao Paulo in 2016 – and is a great illustration of the new focus and expanded vision that Shipp has been bringing to his music – yet in a way that's maybe slightly understated, even though that's kind of an odd thing to be saying about such a player – maybe we just mean that Matthew's not trying too hard to state himself, and that makes the music even more magical in the process. Tunes include some fantastic reworkings of standards – "Yesterdays", "Angel Eyes", "On Green Dolphin Street", and "There Will Be Another You" – as transformed in Shipp's hands as when a player like Anthony Braxton approaches them – alongside original titles that include "Gamma Ray", "Patmos", "Blue In Orion", "Symbol Systems", and "Invisible Light". CD

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✨✧ Matthew ShippUnidentifiable ... CD
ESP, 2020. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A beautifully moody little record from pianist Matthew Shipp – a set that has some gentler tones at times, but still a wonderfully creative vibe – maybe almost with a slight touch of the ECM aesthetic that's hinted at by the cover art! Make no mistake, this isn't a set of atmospheric piano – but it is a bit different than usual for Shipp, and we mean that in a great way – as in recent years, Matthew's really been breaking his mold, and surprising us all over again in so many different ways – re-inspiring that respect we felt when discovering his music years ago! The bassist on the set is Michael Bisio, and his work is very prominent, and has a lot to do with shaping the record – really powerful interaction with Shipp's piano, but in ways that are different than Matthew's recordings with William Parker. Drummer Newman Taylor Baker finds a great way to adjust to the interplay from track to track – and titles include "Regeneration", "New Heaven & New Earth", "Phantom Journey", "Trance Frame", "Blue Transport System", and "The Dimension". CD

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Matthew Shipp & Rob BrownThen & Now ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2020. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Great work from two players who really seem to find each other very quickly here – improvising freely in a way that creates strong resonance between the piano of Matthew Shipp and the alto of Rob Brown – as both musicians have notes cascading forward in this effortless way, often hitting the sharper sides of their sonic spectrum, yet never in a way that's needlessly flashy or overly aggressive! Instead, there's a simple, basic understanding of the space of free play – and both Brown and Ship step into it with confidence, but mixed with generosity – creating some fantastic sounds together on the eight improvisations on the set. CD

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Matthew Shipp/John Butcher/Thomas LehnClawed Stone ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2020. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
The title of this set sounds a bit stark – and that's maybe a good reference to the overall sound – which is spacious, yet powerful – often with a brooding quality that really brings out a strong resonance between all three musicians! The piano of Matthew Shipp is in wonderful form here – maybe the most individual voice of the session – as the tenor and soprano sax of John Butcher are often matched with the electronics of Thomas Lehn – in ways that sometimes makes it difficult to tell what sounds are coming from the reeds and what are coming from the electronics – yet we mean that in the best way possible, as it really reflects the inventiveness of both musicians! Shipp's presence is maybe a more organic balance to the others – in a way that really works well – as the trio moves through a mixture of short and long improvisations, with titles that include "Trippy Revelation", "Off Kilter", "Links On Canvas", "Tastes Of Song", "Stitched Equivalence", and "Blurred & Sewn". CD

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✨✧ Daniel Carter & Matthew ShippDark Matrix ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2020. New Copy Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Dark sonic interplay between a really wonderful duo – Matthew Shipp on piano and Daniel Carter on a range of horns – alto, tenor, and soprano saxes – plus clarinet and trumpet too! The shifting mix of Carter's instrumentation is matched by a never-ending flow of imagination from the fingers of Shipp – often moving fast, with that sense of freedom that marked his earlier work – but circling back to some of the more sense-making moments that have graced his more mature recordings in recent years! Both players have a great ear for the other – it's very hard to say who's leading or who's responding – and titles include "Element", "Landing Takeoff", "Dark Matrix", and "The Will To The Form". CD

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✨✧ El-P, Matthew Shipp, William Parker & OthersHigh Water (Mark) ... CD
Thirsty Ear, 2004. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Do not buy this expecting hissy, atonal blip hop – El-Producto is the marquee name here, but this is decisively a late model avant garde jazz record – and a pretty sweet one at that! As with many of the better records in the Blue Series, Matthew Shipp's piano rolls through the center most of the time, loosely keeping the groove going so the crack group can improvise around the edges. Blessedly, the group is more than happy to keep an underlying melodicism at the core – it's always a little ragged, but never too self consciously out. The usual Thirsty Ear subjects are in the mix – Guillermo Brown on drums, Roy Campbell, William Parker on bass, and Steve Swell on trombone. "Produced, arranged, composed and mixed" by El-P – which seems like a pretty heavy workload, but we think he fleshed ideas out with the group at the stage of conception, and let the boys do what they do, largely improvising the results. And you really can feel El-P's intellectual presence in spots, particular the sudden shifts in drum patterns, which kind of mirror the producer's penchant for drivingly broken beats. Regardless of whoever is most responsible, it's a very nice record. It's interesting without trying too damn hard to be weird, and melodic without being too cloying. Tracks include "Please Stay (Yesterday), the epic "Sunrise Over Bklyn", "Get Your Hand Off My Shoulder, Pig", "Get Modal", "Intrigue In The House Of India", "Something Is Wrong", "When The Moon Was Blue" and more. CD
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✨✧ Matthew Shipp/Mark Helias/Gordon GrdinaSkin & Bones ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2018. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The guitar of Gordon Gridna provides a really fresh balance for the piano of Matthew Shipp here – an instrument that seems to unlock more color than usual in Shipp's work on the keys – really illuminating, although still with some of his usual dark corners, which is what makes the shift so wonderful! Mark Helias hangs right in the middle on bass – providing real grounding at some points, and a bridge at others – as all three musicians work with the kind of resonance that makes a record like this such a sonic standout! Titles include "The Distance", "Stick & Move", "Bob & Weave", "The Onslaught", and "Feather Weight". CD

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✨✧ Ivo Perelman & Matthew ShippAmalgam ... CD
Mahakala, 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the most beautiful albums we've heard from pianist Matthew Shipp in many years – and maybe one of the nicest from saxophonist Ivo Perelman too – a set of duets that really bring out the warmth and personality of both musicians, as they improvise freely in a number of shorter segments – never trying to outdo each other, nor push their energy past the point of meaningful creativity! Instead, there's a really careful balance going on here – sounds from Perelman that are pointed, but never too sharply – cradled by the piano of Shipp in these tones that are equally thoughtful – often placed in a lower register, so that both voices are very separated – but clearly joined together in spontaneous spirit. The set features a dozen improvisations, beautifully recorded. CD
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Okuden Quartet (Walerian/Shipp/Parker/Drake)Every Dog Has Its Day But It Doesn't Matter Because Fat Cat Is Getting Fatter ... CD
ESP, 2020. New Copy 2CD ... $12.99
That's Mat Walerian on the cover, looking all nice and spooky – but the group has a very down-to-earth, familiar trio at the core – Matthew Shipp on piano, William Parker on bass, and Hamid Drake on drums and percussion – players who really give the album a lot of well-grounded spirit! Walerian plays alto, bass clarinet, soprano clarinet, and flute – sometimes in contrast to the mood of the others, especially Parker and Shipp, who have this fantastic way of revolving around each other in sonic space! The set is full of great moments and wonderful surprises – well worth the double length accorded to the album – and titles include "Magic World", "Thelonious Forever", Sir Denis", "Business With William", "Lesson II", and "Forest Council". CD

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✨✧ Roscoe Mitchell & The Note FactoryJazz Masters – 100 Anos De Swing (aka This Dance Is For Steve McCall) ... CD
Folio, 1997. Used ... Just Sold Out!
here's something about the memory of Steve McCall that seems to bring out the best in any AACM player – and this early 90s session from Roscoe Mitchell is great proof of that fact! The album's one that has Mitchell returning a bit to the sound textures of his early roots – even though he's working with a strong-voiced sextet that includes Matthew Shipp on piano, William Parker on bass, and Vincent Davis on drums. The tunes have some of the qualities of Mitchell's Sound Ensemble work, but also often drop into much sparer territory – touched with quiet exploration of space and sound that reminds us of earlier Art Ensemble recordings. Titles include "Ah", "Uptown Strut", "Ericka", "Variations For String Bass & Piano", "This Dance Is For Steve McCall", and "The Far East Blues". CD
(Out of print.)

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Roscoe Mitchell & The Note FactoryNine To Get Ready ... CD
ECM, 1999. Used ... $9.99
The nine to get ready here are the members of Roscoe's Note Factory nonet – an ensemble that includes George Lewis on trombone, Hugh Ragin on trumpet, Matthew Shipp on piano, William Parker on bass, and Tani Tabbal on drums and percussion. The sound here is spare and textural – very much in the ECM mode, and often surprisingly spare, despite the largeness of the group. Mitchell's on soprano, alto, tenor, and flute – stepping slowly alongside more tightly arranged horn passages for most of the set. Titles include "Leola", "Dream & Response", "Nine To Get Ready", "Move Toward The Light", "Big Red Peaches", and "Bessie Harris". CD
(Out of print.)

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Other Dimensions In MusicTime Is Of The Essence Is Beyond Time ... CD
Aum Fidelity, 2000. Used ... $7.99
Featuring Daniel Carter on reeds, Roy Campbell Jr on trumpet, William Parker on bass, and Rashid Bakr on drums – plus Matthew Shipp on piano! CD
(Disc has a few marks but plays fine.)

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David S WareSurrendered ... CD
Columbia, 2000. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Features David S Ware on tenor – with Matthew Shipp on piano, William Parker on bass, and Guillermo E Brown on drums! CD
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✨✧ David S WareGo See The World ... CD
Columbia, 1998. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features David S Ware on tenor, Matthew Shipp on piano, William Parker on bass, and Susie Ibarra on drums! CD
(Out of print, BMG Direct pressing.)

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