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Matthew Shipp | Harmonic Disorder [Thirsty Ear, 2009]

Matthew Shipp

Matthew Shipp

Celebrating his tenth year with Thirsty Ear, Mr. Shipp has reached the “Holy Grail” in the arena of jazz, in that he possesses a unique musical style that is completely his own… and he’s one of the few in jazz that can claim such an achievement.

He now has returned with his “Piano Vortex” trio (Whit Dickey on drums, Joe Morris on Bass), to deliver Harmonic Disorder – a new set of tracks, including two standards: “There Will Never Be Another You” and “Someday My Prince Will Come“.

Using this vastly talented rhythm section, Mr. Shipp comes through with another instant jazz classic, jam-packed with tension and dynamism, as only his compositions could illustrate.

Matt and I have never had a master plan, just the desire to push forward; go to places we have not been before. We have explored, dismembered and rebalanced the relationship of improvisational language and other genres. This strikes at the heart of our partnership: a pure capturing of the human spirit, spoken through 12 note scale, unencumbered by ways and means.

Source: Amazon.com/Peter Gordon/Thirsty Ear