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The Core Trio with Matthew Shipp: The Core Trio With Matthew Shipp

Read "The Core Trio With Matthew Shipp" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

One trio. One guest. A single, forty-two minute, freely improvised piece. That's what you basically have here, but such a bare description doesn't do it justice.

The Core Trio--a group that has yet to actually record as a stand-alone trio--has an interesting history that seems to always revolve around personnel twists. The group ...

Your Shipp Has Come In

Read "Your Shipp Has Come In" reviewed by Mark Corroto

These two guest appearances demonstrate that pianist Matthew Shipp has become an elder statesman in the jazz world. How that happened can be boiled down to two simple elements. One: he has created a unique sound and language for improvised music and two: Shipp has become a doyen of cutting edge music making and opinion.