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The Piano Equation

Label: Tao Forms
Released: 2020
Track listing: Piano Equation; Swing Note From Deep Space; Piano In Hyperspace; Vortex Factor; Land Of The Secrets; Void Equation; Tone Pocket; Clown Pulse; Radio Signals Equation; Emission; Cosmic Juice.

Expanding Light

Label: Tao Forms
Released: 2020
Track listing: The Outer Edge; Desert Flower; Plateau; Expanding Light; Möbius; The Opening.

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Whit Dickey Trio: Expanding Light

Read "Expanding Light" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Highly respected, longtime New York City-based drummer Whit Dickey, frequent collaborator, and laudable alto saxophonist Rob Brown and young bassist Brandon Lopez consummate this trio's debut recording. As most would surmise, the musicians explore and refresh the peripheries of free jazz improvisation. Dickey and Brown's involvement with the always fertile NY improv scene is ...

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Matthew Shipp: The Piano Equation

Read "The Piano Equation" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Let the celebration of pianist Matthew Shipp's 60th birthday year 2020 commence with The Piano Equation. Having released a dozen or so prior solo sessions, this also is a recording sans nostalgia. Shipp, like Cecil Taylor, Sun Ra, or Thelonious Monk before him, does not pine for the past, but ceaselessly forges a path onward. And ...

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Matthew Shipp: The Piano Equation

Read "The Piano Equation" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Matthew Shipp is like an engineer from another dimension. In three decades of making music, he maintains an inquisitiveness for expanding new dialects and an aptitude for blending composition and exploration. Marking his sixtieth birthday, The Piano Equation reveals the pianist contemplating past experiments if only as a platform for the future; a foundation for yet ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Matthew Shipp: The Piano Equation

Read "The Piano Equation" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

A sixtieth birthday might be greeted as a time of reflection, a looking back on a life well-lived. Or it might serve as a call to action, as it did for pianist Satoko Fujii as she celebrated her sixtieth trip around the sun by releasing twelve albums in 2018. Matthew Shipp also answers the call to ...


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