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John Medeski / Matthew Shipp: Scotty Hard's Radical Reconstructive Surgery

Read "Scotty Hard's Radical Reconstructive Surgery" reviewed by Jeff Stockton

Jazz relies on instrumental virtuosity and the reputation of the people making it to distinguish itself, but the Thirsty Ear Blue Series seems to take the opposite approach. Extending the tradition of the Antipop Consortium, the Blue Series Continuum and the Free Zen Society, Scotty Hard's Radical Reconstructive Surgery is another semi-anonymous project that puts producer ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

John Medeski / Matthew Shipp: Scotty Hard's Radical Reconstructive Surgery

Read "Scotty Hard's Radical Reconstructive Surgery" reviewed by Troy Collins

Celebrated hip-hop producer Scotty Hard realizes a longstanding ambition on Radical Reconstructive Surgery: the pairing of keyboardists John Medeski and Matthew Shipp. This album documents the first-ever recorded encounter of the two players, both former students of the New England Conservatory of Music. Half the pieces consist of written collaborations between Medeski, Shipp and Hard; the ...