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Matthew Shipp: Poetic Connection

Read "Matthew Shipp: Poetic Connection" reviewed by Seton Hawkins

It is difficult to describe the impact of pianist and composer Matthew Shipp without descending into hyperbole. A core figure in the now-legendary David S. Ware Quartet, a bandleader with a staggering recording output, a groundbreaking curator for the influential Blues Series of Thirsty Ear Records, Matthew Shipp has also more recently broken new ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Ahn-definable: the Eclectic Artistry of the Ahn Trio

Read "Ahn-definable: the Eclectic Artistry of the Ahn Trio" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

An eclectic trio whose restless musical curiosity is second only to their virtuosity, the Ahn Trio revel in breaking the rigid boundaries of the classical world. The Juilliard-trained sisters (Lucia, piano; Angella, violin; Maria, cello) have a rock-star attitude matched by a compelling sound that is immediately recognizable no matter whether they are interpreting the music ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

William Hooker: Light The Early Years 1975-1989

Read "Light The Early Years 1975-1989" reviewed by Mark Corroto

The good news is that record executives are no longer the gatekeepers of taste and style in music today. Inexpensive recording equipment and the advent of digital music allow the artist, and the audience to cast a wide net these days. This wasn't the case forty years ago, especially for the improvised jazz scene. Studio time ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Pauline Oliveros: Accordion & Voice

Read "Accordion & Voice" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

It's understandable if Pauline Oliveros is not a top-of-mind name, even after more than five decades in music. The eighty-two year old composer has been far-removed from the mainstream as a pioneer in the subculture of experimental electronic music and composition since the 1960s and her acoustic instrument of choice is the accordion. Yet her résumé ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Matthew Shipp Solo – The Piano Sutras Project

Matthew Shipp Solo – The Piano Sutras Project

Thursday, January 30, 2014 @ 8:00 pm One of the most distinctive and radically experimental voices in jazz, pianist, composer, and bandleader Matthew Shipp presents an intimate solo recital culled from the stunning masterpieces from his acclaimed 2013 solo album, Piano Sutras, released on Thirsty Ear. Starting with the bold compositions from Sutras, which has been ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Bang on a Can All-Stars Announce Ken Thomson as New Clarinetist

Bang on a Can All-Stars Announce Ken Thomson as New Clarinetist

Bang on a Can, New York’s innovative and energetic champion of new music, officially announced the new clarinetist for its “All-Star” lineup. The Bang on a Can All-Stars have become a singular vehicle for visionary composition over the course of the last 20 years, and with the addition of Ken Thomson will continue to set the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Black Music Disaster: Black Music Disaster

Read "Black Music Disaster" reviewed by Troy Collins

The intriguingly titled Black Music Disaster is part of Thirsty Ear's Blue Series, which for over a decade has documented numerous cross-stylistic collaborations between artists from different genres. This live concert recording, taped in February 2010 at London's Cafe Oto, features a virtual indie summit meeting, presenting renowned avant-garde jazz pianist Matthew Shipp playing Farfisa organ, ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Bang on a Can Celebrates 25 Years with Triple Bill Concert at Lincoln Center

Bang on a Can Celebrates 25 Years with Triple Bill Concert at Lincoln Center

Bang on a Can takes over Alice Tully Hall presented by Lincoln Center’s Great Performers series in a triple-bill birthday bash on Saturday, April 28 at 7pm featuring the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Asphalt Orchestra, and MIT’s Gamelan Galak Tika. Bang on a Can is celebrating 25 years during 2012, having grown from a one-day ...

NEWS: EVENT

Matthew Shipp Trio Comes To The Historic Bohemian Caverns, Washington DC on November 6th

Matthew Shipp Trio Comes To The Historic Bohemian Caverns, Washington DC on November 6th

Pianist Matthew Shipp is one of the hottest items in the New York City jazz scene. He offers a vibe that is distinguished with intriguing and challenging displays. The Matthew Shipp Trio will perform sets at 7:00 and 8:30 PM to be followed by an informal kick-off and toast to the new project, The Composer: An ...


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