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. Shipp has recorded a lot of albums with many labels but his 2 most enduring relationships have been with two labels. In the 1990s he recorded a
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MATTHEW SHIPP Discography

MATTHEW SHIPP albums / top albums

MATTHEW SHIPP Matthew Shipp & Rob Brown : Sonic Explorations album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Matthew Shipp & Rob Brown : Sonic Explorations
Avant-Garde Jazz 1988
MATTHEW SHIPP Points album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Points
Avant-Garde Jazz 1992
MATTHEW SHIPP Circular Temple album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Circular Temple
Avant-Garde Jazz 1992
MATTHEW SHIPP Matthew Shipp & William Parker: Zo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Matthew Shipp & William Parker: Zo
Avant-Garde Jazz 1994
MATTHEW SHIPP Symbol Systems album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Symbol Systems
Avant-Garde Jazz 1995
MATTHEW SHIPP Critical Mass album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Critical Mass
Avant-Garde Jazz 1995
MATTHEW SHIPP 2-Z (with Roscoe Mitchell) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
2-Z (with Roscoe Mitchell)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1996
MATTHEW SHIPP The Flow Of X album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Flow Of X
Avant-Garde Jazz 1997
MATTHEW SHIPP Matthew Shipp Duo With Joe Morris ‎: Thesis album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Matthew Shipp Duo With Joe Morris ‎: Thesis
Avant-Garde Jazz 1997
MATTHEW SHIPP Matthew Shipp 0.00 | 0 ratings
Matthew Shipp "String" Trio : By The Law Of Music
Avant-Garde Jazz 1997
MATTHEW SHIPP Strata album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Strata
Avant-Garde Jazz 1998
MATTHEW SHIPP The Multiplication Table album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Multiplication Table
Avant-Garde Jazz 1998
MATTHEW SHIPP Magnetism album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Magnetism
Avant-Garde Jazz 1999
MATTHEW SHIPP Matthew Shipp & William Parker: DNA album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Matthew Shipp & William Parker: DNA
Avant-Garde Jazz 1999
MATTHEW SHIPP Pastoral Composure album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pastoral Composure
Avant-Garde Jazz 2000
MATTHEW SHIPP Matthew Shipp Duo with Mat Maneri : Gravitational Systems album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Matthew Shipp Duo with Mat Maneri : Gravitational Systems
Avant-Garde Jazz 2000
MATTHEW SHIPP Matthew Shipp String Trio : Expansion, Power, Release album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Matthew Shipp String Trio : Expansion, Power, Release
Avant-Garde Jazz 2001
MATTHEW SHIPP New Orbit album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
New Orbit
Avant-Garde Jazz 2001
MATTHEW SHIPP Songs album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Songs
Avant-Garde Jazz 2002
MATTHEW SHIPP Nu Bop album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nu Bop
Avant-Garde Jazz 2002
MATTHEW SHIPP Equilibrium album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Equilibrium
Avant-Garde Jazz 2003
MATTHEW SHIPP The Fight of the Century: Anti-Pop Consortium vs. Matthew Shipp album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Fight of the Century: Anti-Pop Consortium vs. Matthew Shipp
Eclectic Fusion 2003
MATTHEW SHIPP Harmony And Abyss album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Harmony And Abyss
Avant-Garde Jazz 2004
MATTHEW SHIPP The Trio Plays Ware album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Trio Plays Ware
Avant-Garde Jazz 2004
MATTHEW SHIPP One album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
One
Avant-Garde Jazz 2005
MATTHEW SHIPP Piano Vortex album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Piano Vortex
Avant-Garde Jazz 2006
MATTHEW SHIPP Cosmic Suite album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cosmic Suite
Avant-Garde Jazz 2008
MATTHEW SHIPP Un Piano album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Un Piano
Avant-Garde Jazz 2008
MATTHEW SHIPP J Spaceman and Matthew Shipp : SpaceShipp album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
J Spaceman and Matthew Shipp : SpaceShipp
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2008
MATTHEW SHIPP Harmonic Disorder album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Harmonic Disorder
Avant-Garde Jazz 2009
MATTHEW SHIPP Matthew Shipp & Sabir Mateen: SAMA album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Matthew Shipp & Sabir Mateen: SAMA
Avant-Garde Jazz 2010
MATTHEW SHIPP 4D album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
4D
Avant-Garde Jazz 2010
MATTHEW SHIPP Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Beans, Hprizm : Knives From Heaven album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Beans, Hprizm : Knives From Heaven
Eclectic Fusion 2011
MATTHEW SHIPP Matthew Shipp, Joe Morris ‎: Broken Partials album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Matthew Shipp, Joe Morris ‎: Broken Partials
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011
MATTHEW SHIPP Elastic Aspects album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Elastic Aspects
Avant-Garde Jazz 2012
MATTHEW SHIPP Piano Sutras album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Piano Sutras
Avant-Garde Jazz 2013
MATTHEW SHIPP Root Of Things album cover 3.99 | 3 ratings
Root Of Things
Avant-Garde Jazz 2014
MATTHEW SHIPP I've Been To Many Places album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I've Been To Many Places
Avant-Garde Jazz 2014
MATTHEW SHIPP To Duke album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
To Duke
Avant-Garde Jazz 2015
MATTHEW SHIPP Matthew Shipp Chamber Ensemble : The Gospel According To Matthew And Michael album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Matthew Shipp Chamber Ensemble : The Gospel According To Matthew And Michael
Avant-Garde Jazz 2015
MATTHEW SHIPP Our Lady Of The Flowers album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Our Lady Of The Flowers
Avant-Garde Jazz 2015
MATTHEW SHIPP Matthew Shipp Trio : The Conduct of Jazz album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Matthew Shipp Trio : The Conduct of Jazz
Avant-Garde Jazz 2015
MATTHEW SHIPP Matthew Shipp Trio : Piano Song album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Matthew Shipp Trio : Piano Song
Avant-Garde Jazz 2017
MATTHEW SHIPP Matthew Shipp Quartet : Not Bound album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Matthew Shipp Quartet : Not Bound
Avant-Garde Jazz 2017
MATTHEW SHIPP Sonic Fiction album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sonic Fiction
Avant-Garde Jazz 2018
MATTHEW SHIPP Zero album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Zero
Avant-Garde Jazz 2018
MATTHEW SHIPP Matthew Shipp & Mat Maneri : Conference of the Mat/ts album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Matthew Shipp & Mat Maneri : Conference of the Mat/ts
Avant-Garde Jazz 2018
MATTHEW SHIPP Matthew Shipp Trio + Nicole Mitchell : All things Are album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Matthew Shipp Trio + Nicole Mitchell : All things Are
Avant-Garde Jazz 2019
MATTHEW SHIPP Signature album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Signature
Avant-Garde Jazz 2019

MATTHEW SHIPP EPs & splits

MATTHEW SHIPP live albums

MATTHEW SHIPP Prism album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Prism
Avant-Garde Jazz 1996
MATTHEW SHIPP Before The World album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Before The World
Avant-Garde Jazz 1997
MATTHEW SHIPP Telephone Popcorn album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Telephone Popcorn
Avant-Garde Jazz 2008
MATTHEW SHIPP Nu Bop Live album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nu Bop Live
Avant-Garde Jazz 2009
MATTHEW SHIPP Creation Out of Nothing (Live in Moscow) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Creation Out of Nothing (Live in Moscow)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2010
MATTHEW SHIPP Art of the Improviser album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Art of the Improviser
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011
MATTHEW SHIPP SaMa: Live in Moscow album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
SaMa: Live in Moscow
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011
MATTHEW SHIPP Matthew Shipp & Mat Walerian Duo The Uppercut: Live At Okuden album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Matthew Shipp & Mat Walerian Duo The Uppercut: Live At Okuden
Avant-Garde Jazz 2015
MATTHEW SHIPP Matthew Shipp/Michael Bisio : Live In Seattle album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Matthew Shipp/Michael Bisio : Live In Seattle
Avant-Garde Jazz 2016
MATTHEW SHIPP Invisible Touch at Taktlos Zurich album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Invisible Touch at Taktlos Zurich
Avant-Garde Jazz 2017
MATTHEW SHIPP Magnetism(s) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Magnetism(s)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2017
MATTHEW SHIPP Ao Vivo Jazz na Fábrica album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ao Vivo Jazz na Fábrica
Avant-Garde Jazz 2018

MATTHEW SHIPP demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

MATTHEW SHIPP re-issues & compilations

MATTHEW SHIPP Duos With Mat Maneri & Joe Morris album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duos With Mat Maneri & Joe Morris
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011
MATTHEW SHIPP The Blue Series: Greatest Hits album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Blue Series: Greatest Hits
Avant-Garde Jazz 2013

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Solos: The Jazz Sessions
Avant-Garde Jazz 2010

MATTHEW SHIPP Reviews

MATTHEW SHIPP Zero

Album · 2018 · Avant-Garde Jazz
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Despite the many albums he has put out, its hard to think of one bum one from Matthew Shipp. The consistent quality is always there, but if you really want to hear what Shipp is capable of, you’ll want to go with his solo works. The group albums are usually good, and often great, but the music on these albums tends to be very busy and full, and Matthew’s voice has to compete against saxophones, drums and all manner of noise. On his solo albums, the runway is all clear and all we hear is how much space Shipp can fill up all by himself. Matthew comes from that old school two-fisted piano tradition of Art Tatum in which the piano is made to replicate an orchestra complete with many intertwining lines and big thick harmonies. To that foundation Shipp adds Cecil Taylor influenced atonal excursions as well as elements from the world of classical music ranging from Chopin to Charles Ives and Stockhausen.

“Zero” is Shipp’s latest solo recoding and finds him sitting in a studio and knocking out eleven improvisations that are presented on the CD without much break. Each track tends to be in a distinctly different style, so if you are listening closely, you will probably notice when a new track is on. If this CD is just playing in the background, then it will probably sound like one long piece. Matthew’s playing is somewhat different on “Zero“, more relaxed and less harsh or busy. Many passages contain material that may sound familiar, including elements of bop, blues and classical music. The end result is that this is a CD where its easier to follow how brilliant Matthew is at working ideas inside and out in mind boggling variations and just taking a strain of logic about as far as it can go. Instead of bombarding us with just how much he can be, Matthew instead gives us something to latch on to, something that takes our minds on a ride.

MATTHEW SHIPP Invisible Touch at Taktlos Zurich

Live album · 2017 · Avant-Garde Jazz
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With such an abundance of talented jazz pianists these days, its hard for anyone to rise above the pack, but more than likely, as we move forward in time, music history will be very kind to Matthew Shipp. A powerhouse performer, Shipp’s improvisations embrace the world of modern jazz and hint at contemporary concert hall composition, while wrapping all this up into a musical language that sounds like no one else. Although Matthew is known to engage in spirited free improvisations with many stars of the free improv world, when playing on his own, his music takes on a different character, not so much free improvisation as spontaneous composition. Much like one of his favorite influences, Cecil Taylor, Shipp’s constructs pour out at a furious pace, yet always seem to contain a sort of logic found in the best of contemporary composers. It’s in his solo works that the true mind of Shipp is able to take shape, and that is one of the many things that make “Invisible Touch at Taktlos Zurich” such a special offering, this is Matthew all by himself in a live setting, a pure un-distilled outpouring from a modern genius.

In his own words, Shipp claims that while he was developing his musical language, he decided to ignore the popular post-bop trio of Bill Evans, Keith Jarret and Herbie Hancock, and instead focused on an older musical language of the bop and pre-bop pianists such as Thelonius Monk, Duke Ellington and Art Tatum. Herein lies one of Matthew’s big differences within the modern jazz world, his playing harks back to an earlier age when the solo pianist was meant to be a mini-orchestra with a huge two handed sound that filled up space. This is not the ‘less is more’ approach of the post bop crowd, this is the ‘more is more’, and plenty more where that came from approach. As we listen to the eleven cuts on this CD, our mind becomes occupied by musical ideas that fly by at a rapid rate, yet these ideas never lose a sense of purpose, every note that is needed is there. Along with the aforementioned jazz influences, one can also hear 20th century composers such as Charles Ives, Arnold Schoenberg and Henry Cowell, but this is no pastiche approach, every influence is blended into a seamless whole.

This is an unusual concert in that Matthew does not take a break between songs, which can be a plus or a minus. The plus being that this whole concert becomes like an ocean of musical ideas to immerse yourself in, with the minus being that some of the individual songs loose their individuality as they become swamped by the entire mass of music. Two tracks in particular might have been more powerful had they stood on their own, one being the imaginative reading of the standard, “Tenderly”, in which the original melody battles with a more dissonant counter melody, and the almost romantic “Blue in Orion’, which is quite different from the other tracks. Still, with all the tracks blended, we can see how some similar devices show up in more than one piece, such as Matthew’s thunderous low end tone clusters, and his skittering two voiced scattered polyphony.

For those who have not checked him out yet, this album makes for a great introduction to the world of Matthew Shipp and comes highly recommended for fans of modern jazz, as well as fans of modern concert hall music as well.

MATTHEW SHIPP Matthew Shipp Trio : The Conduct of Jazz

Album · 2015 · Avant-Garde Jazz
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Possibly one of the most prolific producers of new CDs in the world of jazz, Matthew Shipp seems to be coming up with almost three or more albums every year. With such an abundant flow of output, one is tempted to question the quality of Shipp’s work, but if “The Conduct of Jazz” is any indicator, Matthew continues to hold high standards for each and every new CD he puts out. “The Conduct of Jazz”, like much of Shipp’s music, falls roughly into an area we can call ‘avant-garde jazz’, but this music really does not sound much like any one else who might fall under the same genre umbrella. Instead, Shipp and his trio continue to make music that exists in a world all its own.

There is so much variety on here, each track opens a door to a unique musical universe. After the opening procession of “Insensitive Touch”, the CD’s title track follows with some obvious references to Monk’s music, but mixed up with Shipp’s trio’s ability to play in different, but related tempos at the same time. The following two cuts are almost more like concert hall pieces, but not in any formal way, but more in the fact that we are far from be-bop here, or anything that most people would call ‘avant-garde jazz’ for that matter. Both of these tracks display constructions that suggest structure mixed with improv.

On track five, “Stream of Light”, Shipp plays something that you could almost call jazz-rock, his piano pounding on this one might have something in common with some recent work by Robert Glasper. Track six is a real treat as Shipp plays piano alone and produces a lush, almost romantic ballad that sounds like Art Tatum run through a blender. Album closer, “The Bridge Across”, is familiar territory for most fans of ‘free jazz’, if there is such a thing as “traditional” avant-garde jazz, this would be it.

“The Conduct of Jazz” is yet one more outstanding album for Matthew Shipp this year, and is highly recommended for his fans, or the curious wanting to check out his music for the first time. Its also recommended for those who want to hear modern innovative music that sounds like no one else.

MATTHEW SHIPP To Duke

Album · 2015 · Avant-Garde Jazz
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It seems the inevitable Duke Ellington tribute album has become a rite of passage for major jazz performers, so it comes as no big surprise that one of today’s top musicians, Matthew Shipp, has taken on the formidable task of re-interpreting the works of the master on Shipp’s new CD, “To Duke”. Shipp is a fairly diverse and unpredictable artist, so there was no telling which way he was going to take Duke’s music. Would he go totally avant-garde on the pieces, or would he stay somewhat within Duke’s musical language? The answer to both questions is yes as Shipp treats some of the songs to free wheeling de-construction and radical re-make, while others sound fairly close to the original. It’s this varied approach that makes “To Duke” a total success as both a tribute to Duke, as well as an expansion of his music.

The first thing that might hit you about this CD is the song choices. Common knowledge would expect Shipp to pick out interesting obscurities and some of Duke’s more harmonically complex pieces, but instead, Shipp picked the most common and over played songs in the Duke songbook. “Satin Doll”, “Take the A Train”, “Mood Indigo” etc, it reads like one more budget label “The Best of the Duke’s Greatest Hits” type albums. Is this Matthew’s sense of humor at work? Maybe, but possibly they just happen to be his favorites songs to play, or possibly those song’s familiarity made them a bigger challenge to re-interpret. If that is the case, then Shipp and his band-mates meet the challenge with unpredictable approaches and unbridled creativity.

The most radical re-makes take place on “Satin Doll” and “A Train”, as the band takes some of the basic riffs to launch furious assaults that can be very intense at times, and funny as hell other times. Shipp is one of the few performers in today’s jazz world who realizes that much of the great jazz in the past always had a sly wit. Elsewhere on this CD, “Mood Indigo” and “Prelude to a Kiss” stay close to the originals as Shipp expands on their lush harmonies. There are also a couple Shipp originals, with “Sparks” being an excellent high energy avant-bop number.

The person who might have appreciated these pieces the most is, of course, no longer with us. Duke did not care to have his music become museum pieces. His band rarely played songs the same way twice, and re-recordings of songs always featured new arrangements. He also did not like any attempt to write down a definitive arrangement of any of his pieces. Duke preferred that his music continue to grow and change, much like it does on "To Duke".

MATTHEW SHIPP Root Of Things

Album · 2014 · Avant-Garde Jazz
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The most difficult artists to write about are those whose artistic vision is so unique and personal that it is hard to come up with comparisons and references, and such is the case with pianist Matthew Shipp and his latest trio outing, “Root of Things”. Early in his career Shipp displayed much influence from the high speed jagged and aggressive piano assaults of Cecil Taylor, and you can still hear some of the Taylor influence, but Shipp has distilled and reduced the Taylor approach, taking out much of the extravagance and leaving a more refined core. Is Shipp’s playing a ‘lounge’ version of Cecil Taylor’s pyrotechnics, that would be an odd way of putting things, but it could almost suffice as a layman’s description, but its also a bit shallow because Shipp is much more than just that. If Matthew has a possible reference in today’s world of pianists, Craig Taborn might be as good as any. Both Shipp and Taborn are drawn to thick busy contrapuntal textures that owe much to serial composers, and both favor a tonality that deceptively slips from extended harmonies to atonality and in-between areas that are not clearly one or the other. Apologies are due if this all sounds too technical, but Shipp’s music is not exactly easy listening.

On this CD you get two tracks with busy, but introspective piano work; “Root of Things” and “Code J”, while “Path” centers around bassist Michael Bisio, and “Pulse Code” is for drummer Whit Dickey. The more energetic work-out tracks are “Jazz It” and album closer “Solid Circuit”. “Jazz It” is probably the CD’s top cut. As the title implies, this is the ‘jazz number’ and the only cut that ‘swings’. It opens with a bluesy Monk like groove, but as Shipp goes into quadruple time while soloing, the rhythm section feels compelled to follow and keeps slipping into chaotic high speed romps. Overall, “Jazz It” has more humor and good times slap bang chaos than most of the rest of this CD, which often sounds more like concert hall music than post bop. Dickey’s solo on “Pulse Code” is nice because he goes more for interesting layered poly-rhythms ala Billy Higgins, rather than boring displays of flash. Closing number “Solid Circuit” is probably closest to the old days of free jazz blowouts, but even on this one, the trio shows much care and restraint in their interactions.

This is one of the better jazz CDs to come out so far this year and it should hold up well to many close listens for modern post bop fans, avant-garde listeners and even concert hall devotees who like the jazz as well. If every cut on here would have been as strong and imaginitive as “Jazz It”, this would have been close to album of the year.

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