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Other Dimensions In Music w/Matthew Shipp: Time Is Of The Essence; The Essence Is Beyond Time

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ODIM. Five master improvisors, each with the accumulated grasp of decades of jazz history. Five musicians who know the rules yet choose to break them. Most strikingly, five individuals who constantly interconnect, wrapping musical tentacles around each other, playing as one. Time is free jazz in the most abstract sense.

The implications of the title convey the two guiding principles of this recording: urgency and spirituality. The music conveys these ideas even better. Rarely does the pace or flow sag. ...


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