‘Piano Song’ leaves one last example on Thirsty Ear Records of the high standard set by its A&R guy Matthew Shipp for other artists to strive toward.
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For the Matthew Shipp Trio’s first album with drummer Newman Taylor Baker, ‘The Conduct of Jazz’ honors the real jazz tradition of breaking outside of previously placed constraints.
Here is an early look at the revamped Matthew Shipp Trio’s upcoming Thirsty Ear release, ‘The Conduct of Jazz.’
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.
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.
In Hinduism, we are told that sutras are a collection of aphorisms providing guidance on how to conduct our lives.
Just when you think that minimalist music was reaching an artistic dead-end, a musical act comes along that opens up new vistas. This time, it’s the Dawn of Midi, a trio with far-flung heritages
Over the course of Matthew Shipp’s Blue Series releases, I have spent a not insignificant amount of time pushing, pulling, and molding words into shape in the effort to describe Shipp’s ever-changing musical concepts.
I know what you’re thinking — How the hell can a guy have a Greatest Hits record when I’ve never heard of him??!! Well, that’s what I used to think about Gino Vannelli until…OK, I still think that about Gino Vannelli.
Matthew Shipp has earned his reputation as an out-jazz piano player who offers the clearest alternative yet to the propulsive cacophony of Cecil Taylor.