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GJF: Matthew Shipp Solo

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Presented By Guelph Jazz Festival:

Matthew Shipp (USA)
New York’s Matthew Shipp, a major figure of contemporary piano, performs solo this year. He has been active and renowned for his playing, composing, and bandleading since the late eighties, with a staggering list of long-term collaborators including William Parker, David S. Ware, Mat Maneri, Joe Morris, Rob Brown, and Ivo Perelman. His most recent solo recording, Invisible Touch: At Taktlos Zürich (Hatology) is expansive, a testament to his total dedication in the music-making act. From Derek Taylor’s liner note: “Shipp’s stated aim is that rarefied realm where verbal and written descriptors fail, subsumed by the primacy of organized sound, spontaneous and of the moment. […] In Shipp’s typically succinct and germane summation: ‘I did feel very good about the flow that I felt I got.’”


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