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On Second Thought: Matthew Shipp Trio – Root Of Things (2014)

On Second Thought: Matthew Shipp Trio – Root Of Things (2014)

As I listen to pianist Matthew Shipp’s latest release, there’s a part of me that finds it difficult to not be unduly influenced by the knowledge that Shipp thinks that Stanley Crouch is a horse’s ass. That influence is hard to ignore, since one of the qualities of Shipp’s pronouncements is total honesty. A beautiful and rare thing.

WTF?! Wednesdays: Bill Orcutt, “The Visible Bosom” (2011)

It starts off with some relatively straightforward arpeggios, tensely shifting back and forth between two chords. And then…a kind of beautiful mayhem.

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