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Shipp, Matthew

Zer0 aka Zero [2 CDs]

Shipp, Matthew: Zer0 <i>aka Zero</i> [2 CDs] (ESP-Disk)

New York pianist Shipp extends his infrequent solo career with this set of eleven solid studio recordings, taking us into the inner working of the influential pianist's approach to improvisation through lyrical, structured, enigmatic and unusual approaches to the keyboard; the first CD pressings include an hour talk "On Nothingness" that Shipp gave at The Stone.
 

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UPC: 825481502221

Label: ESP-Disk
Catalog ID: ESPDISK 5022CD
Squidco Product Code: 25311

Format: 2 CDs
Condition: New
Released: 2018
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack - 3 panel
Recorded at Park West Studios, in Brooklyn, New York, on May 2nd, 2017, by Jim Clouse.

CD2 recorded at The Stone, in NYC, on July 23rd, 2017, by Randy Thaler.


Personnel:

Matthew Shipp-piano

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track listing:


CD1



1. Zero 5:33

2. Abyss Before Zero 3:50

3. Pole After Pole 3:21

4. Piano Panels 4:15

5. Cosmic Sea 3:45

6. Zero Skip And A Jump 2:13

7. Zero Subtract From Jazz 6:37

8. Blue Equation 5:16

9. Pattern Emerge 2:48

10. Ghost Pattern 1:41

11. After Zero 5:12

CD2



1. A Lecture On Nothingness 1:02:54
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"In the first part of his career, Matthew Shipp avoided solo recordings, saying he wasn't ready -- and the first solo album he made, Symbol Systems (1995), happened by accident when the other player on the session didn't show up. Since then, his style expanded and matured and he recorded prolifically, including a number of solo albums, but they have remained special events, distinct statements of purpose. Zero continues in this tradition; its philosophical basis can be gleaned from the lecture on the bonus CD. But, of course, it is the music itself which speaks most eloquently. Please note that the tune titled "Zero" is not the same as a previous Shipp composition of the same title. Only the first of this album (an edition of 1000) will include the bonus CD containing the talk Mr. Shipp gave at The Stone."-Liner notes by Steve Dalachinsky.



"In a recent interview with Jazz Trail's Filipe Freitas, pianist/composer Matthew Shipp talked about returning to his long-standing inquiry into how spontaneous free improvisation develops. His thought process involves "the same metaphysical concepts that have always been what I ask -how things come out of nothing?" Shipp's line of questioning is strikingly close in its relationship to the concepts of a physical universe arising from "nothing," the nothing being the energy of empty space. Shipp-like physicists-expresses a fascination with what emerges from the abyss, but his creative process is not wedded to any particular theory. His new piano solo release Zero is not-by Shipp's own description-a concept album, though many of the song titles would indicate otherwise. Like the rest of his solo work, it is completely enthralling.

Zero comes only months after Shipp's live solo Invisible Touch At Taktlos Zurich (Hatology, 2017). The title track is not the "Zero" that appeared on Shipp's One (Thirsty Ear Recordings, 2005), also a solo release. In this particular piece, as in the closing counterpart "After Zero," Shipp lays out a microcosm of the program. These compositions are, at various times, lyrical, edgy or just beyond explanation. There are pieces more overtly lyrical, sometimes with classical overtones such as "Abyss Before Zero," "Cosmic Sea" and "Zero Subtract From Jazz." The disjointed melodies and abstractions of "Pole After Zero," "Piano Panels" and "Ghost Pattern" are somewhat traditionally organized but still absorbing and mysterious. More enigmatic are the wide open excursions on "Zero Skip and a Jump" and "Pattern Emerge." "Blue Equation," true to its title, has the blues bouncing off Shipp's geometric angles.

By the time Shipp had released his first solo album Symbol Systems (No More, 1995) comparisons to the familiar cadre of avant-garde and free jazz pianists should have been considered irrelevant. Shipp's approach and style of playing have long been uniquely his and easily identifiable, in large part because of the intangible way he thinks about music, and the way he doesn't. Zero gives us the expressive assurance that Shipp's approach-as solidly based in acumen as in musical virtuosity-continues to demand thoughtful listening. No concept necessary.

The CD format of Zero includes a spoken-word bonus disc, "Zero: A Lecture on Nothingness."-Karl Ackermann, All About Jazz


Artist Biographies:

"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 number of chamber jazz cds with Hatology, a group of cds that charted a new course for jazz that, to this day, the jazz world has not realized. In the 2000s Mr Shipp has been curator and director of the label Thirsty Ear's "Blue Series" and has also recorded for them. In this collection of recordings he has generated a whole body of work that is visionary, far reaching and many faceted."

-Matthew Shipp Website (http://www.matthewshipp.com/bio.html)
7/18/2018

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