Not content to draw inspiration only from his influences, Shipp finds the insight for his music from himself, an earlier version of himself as interpreted by today’s version.
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Yes, ‘Apocryphal’ is ethereal, an adjective that might be overused a tad, but it’s all about the way Vinnie Sperrazza and his three accomplices give the music that quality. It puts Sperrazza’s formal debut in a far corner of jazz that’s rarely occupied with so much moxie.
‘The Where’ is a solid step up from a level that was already high. No one should think jazz is stuck on neutral after listening to this trio, and one senses that they are just getting started.
‘Reflexology’ continues with Groder’s open-ended mastery, with a rhythm section that acts as a natural extension of its leader.
Why “Shake It Off” when you can “Give It Away”? Hawley answers that question.
‘Over The Honeymoon’ glows as much as it grooves.
A wake-up call to anyone who thought free jazz was a dying art.
Something Else! exclusive stream: Matthew Shipp, “I’ve Been To Many Places” from I’ve Been To Many Places (2014)
The consummation of many years of study, practice, talent and a wide-open mind.
“Your Song” is as dynamic and full of nifty little turns as life itself.
Wadada Leo Smith and his band of free jazz icons show the young guys how it’s done.