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Bobby Kapp / Matthew Shipp: Cactus

Read "Cactus" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

After a productive period in the 1960s, drummer Bobby Kapp revived his career at the start of the millennium. Among his latter projects was The Fine Wine Trio with pianist Richard Wyands and bassist Gene Perla. The group was commissioned by the US State Department to tour Africa and Jordan as “Jazz Ambassadors." That music, being ...

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Bobby Kapp / Matthew Shipp: Cactus

Read "Cactus" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Drummer Bobby Kapp, free jazz spirit in New York in the mid-sixties, relocated to Mexico City, to the Artists' colony San Miguel de Allede. But he gets around, and on a return to New York he joined pianist Matthew Shipp to record a terrific set of duo improvisations called Cactus.

Shipp, the better-known half ...

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The Spanish Donkey: XYX

Read "XYX" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

The Spanish Donkey imparts a take-no-prisoners approach with flailing electronics, bristling movements and a sonic assault that remains consistent during the two extended works of XYX. Meant to be played at a relatively high volume, this trio of prominent, modern-era improvisers/stylists adheres to a semi-controlled state of chaos, marked by doomsday theme-building exercises and polytonal noise ...