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Matthew Shipp

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Matthew Shipp was born December 7, 1960 in Wilmington, Delaware. He started piano at 5 years old with the regular piano lessons most kids have experienced. He fell in love with jazz at 12 years old. After moving to New York in 1984 he quickly became one of the leading lights in the New York jazz scene. He was a sideman in the David S. Ware quartet and also for Roscoe Mitchell's Note Factory before making the decision to concentrate on his own music. Mr Shipp has reached the holy grail of jazz in that he possesses a unique style on his instrument that is all of his own- and he's one of the few in jazz that can say so. Mr

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Leonine Aspects

Label: Rogue Art
Released: 2021
Track listing: Leonine Aspects #1; Leonine Aspects #2.

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Special Edition Box: Procedural Language

Label: SMP
Released: 2021
Track listing: Track 1; Track 2; Track 3; Track 4; Track 5; Track 6; Track 7; Track 8; Track 9; Track 10; Track 11; Track 12;

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Reels

Label: Burning Ambulance Music
Released: 2021
Track listing: Lattice; Cosmic Train; Hold Tight; Moon Garden; Fire Dance; Vector; Magma; Silent Ice; Reels; Icing.

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The Bright Awakening

Label: Rogue Art
Released: 2021
Track listing: The Bright Awakening.

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Re-Union

Label: Rogue Art
Released: 2021
Track listing: Re-Union; The New Zo; Further DNA; Song of Two.

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Cool With That

Label: ESP Disk
Released: 2021
Track listing: A Side; Oh Hell I Forgot About That; Social Distance; I'm Cool with That; One.

Article: Radio & Podcasts

New releases and a focus on Caroline Davis

Read "New releases and a focus on Caroline Davis" reviewed by Bob Osborne


On this episode of the show you'll hear new releases from Ben Wilcock, Jake Baxendale and Jasmine Lovell-Smith, William Parker as a leader, and, Francisco Mela featuring Matthew Shipp and William Parker as a sideman. There's also a deep dive into jny: Chicago jazz in 2015 with a focus on alto saxophonist Caroline Davis and various ...

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William Parker - Matthew Shipp: Re-Union

Read "Re-Union" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


Matthew Shipp and William Parker are in a space which they arrived at more or less together. The pair first recorded together with the quartet on David S. Ware's Great Bliss, Vol. 1 (Silkheart, 1991). Not long afterwards, in 1994, they released Zo, the first of their duo projects, on the now-defunct Rise label; it was ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Adam Pieronczyk, Francisco Mela & R.I.P. Jerry Granelli

Read "Adam Pieronczyk, Francisco Mela & R.I.P. Jerry Granelli" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


An intriguing track by saxophonist Adam Pieronczyk on a compilation of Polish jazz artists, 12 or so years back, ushered me into the current Polish scene, and I've been enjoying it since. Adam's latest features guitarist Jean-Paul Bourelly. drummer Francisco Mela was mentored by {m: McCoy Tyner}} so he's honouring that important relationship with a three-album ...


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