Matthew Shipp (Best of 2020)

Matthew Shipp The Piano Equation Tao Forms CD Jazz pianist Matthew Shipp turned sixty this year and celebrated in part with the solo release The Piano Equation. Shipp is an extraordinarily prolific recording artist, with dozens of releases as leader or co-leader and numerous more as a supporting musician; his solo catalog alone is extensive.Continue reading “Matthew Shipp (Best of 2020)”

Matthew Shipp Trio – “Signature” (CD Review)

Matthew Shipp Trio Signature ESP (ESPDISK 5029CD) Pianist Matthew Shipp has recorded prolifically, but Signature is the first outing of his current piano trio. Joined by bassist Michael Bisio and drummer Newman Taylor Baker, Shipp thrives in this configuration, one of the most celebrated and venerable in jazz history. Indeed, taking the piano trio toContinue reading “Matthew Shipp Trio – “Signature” (CD Review)”

David S. Ware and Matthew Shipp on AUM Fidelity (CD Review)

David S. Ware and Matthew Shipp Live in Sant’Anna Arresi 2004 AUM Fidelity CD 100   Tenor saxophonist David S. Ware passed away in 2012, and he is sorely missed on the ecstatic jazz scene that he was pivotal in creating. While Ware’s discography is extensive, AUM Fidelity has released one more recording, Live inContinue reading “David S. Ware and Matthew Shipp on AUM Fidelity (CD Review)”

Matthew Shipp: I’ve Been to Many Places (CD Review)

I’ve Been to Many Places Matthew Shipp, piano Thirsty Ear Blue Series CD   Pianist Matthew Shipp has recorded voluminously. Even with such a substantial discography, on his latest recording for Thirsty Ear, I’ve Been to Many Places, he shows himself still capable of sharing surprises. It isn’t in terms of wholesale changes of style or new technical innovations,Continue reading “Matthew Shipp: I’ve Been to Many Places (CD Review)”