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Matthew Shipp Quartet – Sonic Fiction (2018)

Matthew Shipp Quartet – Sonic Fiction (2018)

With the singularly outsized saxophone and clarinet personality of Mat Walerian in the mix for ‘Sonic Fiction,’ Matthew Shipp has found a plenty good justification for going back to a quartet.

Matthew Shipp – Zero (2018)

Matthew Shipp – Zero (2018)

‘Zero’ is another one of those ‘pure’ Matthew Shipp solo piano records where there’s nothing in between the depths of his soul and your ears.

Toxic: Mat Walerian, Matthew Shipp, William Parker – This Is Beautiful Because We Are Beautiful People (2017)

Toxic: Mat Walerian, Matthew Shipp, William Parker – This Is Beautiful Because We Are Beautiful People (2017)

”This Is Beautiful Because We Are Beautiful People’ is a set of performances that succeed because the Toxic musicians place all trust on instinct and the instincts of others.

Jungle: Mat Walerian, Matthew Shipp, Hamid Drake – Live at Okuden (2016)

Jungle: Mat Walerian, Matthew Shipp, Hamid Drake – Live at Okuden (2016)

Mat Walerian places much trust in his good instincts on ‘Jungle,’ even as he does show he knows much about the tenants music and even in the presence of more established masters.

The Uppercut: Matthew Shipp Mat Walerian Duo – Live at Okuden (2015)

The Uppercut: Matthew Shipp Mat Walerian Duo – Live at Okuden (2015)

As a vehicle for this promising woodwinds talent from Poland Mat Walerian, his encounter with Matthew Shipp on ‘Live at Okuden’ makes good on that promise.

Bud Powell – Live At The Blue Note Café, Paris 1961 (2014 reissue)

Perhaps not quite as amazing as his fabled sides for Blue Note Records, but Bud Powell’s ‘Live At The Blue Note Café, Paris 1961’ is plenty good enough to make any jazzbo wish they’d have been there.

Albert Ayler Trio – Spiritual Unity (1964, 2014 50th Anniversary Expanded Edition)

Albert Ayler Trio – Spiritual Unity (1964, 2014 50th Anniversary Expanded Edition)

The first jazz record released by the just-beginning ESP-Disk record company, ‘Spiritual Unity’ quickly put this tiny label on the map, as well as thrust Ayler to the forefront of the free jazz movement when it was released more than a year later. Even then, this record was well ahead of the frontier of jazz and remains so today.

Something Else! sneak peek: Tiger Hatchery, “Chieftain” (2013)

Tiger Hatchery is a rowdy bunch of thrash jazzers from Chicago.

Paul Bley Trio – Closer (1966; 2013 Remaster)

It’s damned near impossible to pick and choose only a handful of Paul Bley records as being the essential few, he’s been so prolific and readily moves from one idea to the next, constantly evolving along the way.

The Charles Gayle Trio – Look Up (2012)

Following by mere months the release of Streets, Charles Gayle’s return to his sax/bass/drums trio format, Look Up is a document of a live date in the same configuration from eighteen years earlier in Santa Monica, California.

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