Matthew Shipp - One

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  • Producent: Thirsty Ear Recordings
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Matthew Shipp to rozchwytywany i utalentowany pianista oraz wokalista jazzowy. Na koncie ma wspólpracę m.in. z DJ Spookym, Scannerem i Anti-Pop Consortium.

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Ascap has recently honored Matthew Shipp with their Va n g u a rd award, making him the first artist so recognized for his brilliant contributions to the music community. With 'One', Matthew Shipp encapsulates the sum total of his career with his daring solo album. Already generating a buzz in SPIN, and LA WEEKLY, 'One'will be included in the 'Top Tip' column in Billboard. Mr. Shipp will also be featured on the cover of All About Jazz as the press just starts to roll in.

'Even though I've been involved with many types of projects, at the end of the day I am a pianist and I have a need to express my poetic imagination in a solo session on the instrument.'- Matthew Shipp.

There are no distractions or fillers here. From Shipp's soul, to his hand's, straight to your ear's, this re c o rd pulls you into his roots. Close your eyes and feel as if you are 'One' with Matthew's fingers, as they push you up and down the explosive arsenal that exists in his keys.'

"Latest instalment of Ashley Wales' excellent new music series sees iconoclastic NY free jazz pianist (and artistic director of hip indie label ThirstyEar's Blue Series) Shipp play a rare solo piano concert. He's collaborated with the likes of Anti-Pop Consortium, Spring Heel Jack, DJ Spooky and Patti Smith, and is a hugely imaginative improvisor who draws on the rich heritage of Andrew Hill and Cecil Taylor while sounding like no one but himself. Get down early!"

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Recenzja z Allaboutjazz.com:

It might be argued that the solo piano recital is a fraught thing on record, and certainly there have been examples in the past where self-indulgence has taken over from the rigours of self-editing. Similarly, unless a pianist has at least a reasonably firm musical identity, it might be the case that the listener's attention starts to wander accordingly.

This particular example of the genre largely avoids such hazards, despite the fact that in places the spirits of both Mal Walrdron and Cecil Taylor stalk the ground. They are, however, a welcome change from the mannerisms of McCoy Tyner, out of which some contemporary pianists make a living.

Despite this, the old truism about a musician being his own man or her own woman is especially pertinent in Shipp's case. There isn't a single idea here that outstays its welcome, and on the likes of "A Rose Is A Rose" Shipp proves himself to be a musical explorer who is unafraid of taking his time, a point which more or less guarantees the absence of pyrotechnical flash. Instead, Shipp's approach is a far more personal one that is not at all dependent on such staples.

The very quality of sparseness might amount to the debt he owes to someone like Waldron, and this is most evident here on "Patmos," where Shipp patiently sets about the task of constructing the kind of stasis that was a hallmark of Waldron's mature work. At times like this, it's as though Shipp is more concerned with the sonic qualities of the piano as such, as opposed to any more musically conventional concerns.

Such comparisons do however run the risk of deflecting attention away from Shipp's individuality, which is the very thing that makes this programme so worthwhile. This is especially the case with a piece like "Gamma Ray," where the nature of his work is evocative at the same time as it's entirely his own.

If indeed it is the case that the solo piano recital is fraught with potential hazards, then Shipp manages to avoid them through the simple expedient of writing his own rulebook. In that respect, at least, he moves in select company.




1 Arc

2 Patmos

3 Gamma Ray

4 Milky Way

5 Blue In Orion

6 Electro Magnetism

7 The Encounter

8 The Rose Is A Rose


10 Abyss Code

11 Zero

12 Module