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NY pianist Matthew Shipp's Trio with bassist Michael Bisio and drummer Whit Dickey in an album of Shipp compositions developed as a suite to highlight the telepathic interplay and technical powers of all 3 players.

Shipp Trio, Matthew
Elastic Aspects

Shipp Trio, Matthew: Elastic Aspects (Thirsty Ear)
Label: Thirsty Ear    
Released in: USA    

""Subversive", "cantankerous", "pugilistic" are words that have been used to describe Matthew Shipp, but in reality he is proudly paradoxical; confounding the listener with exhilarating leaps from traditional to parts unknown. Striking a singular path, at once ultra modern yet embedded in deep historic musical roots, Shipp's presentation is both organic and science fiction. He wears his genius well.

Coming off the live release "Art of the Improver", which has been noted as a hallmark release in an already highly deco- rated career, Shipp had just celebrated his 50th birthday with this double album. His new album, Elastic Aspects was developed as a suite for trio, highlighting the telepathic interplay of bassist Michael Bisio and drummer Whit Dickey. It is given to vast complexities, spiked with moments of shear beauty against lightening transitions to polyphonic figures wrapped in a sonic voice that is both metaphysical and arresting. The album arcs from opening cuts, "Alternative Aspects" and "Aspects" that are inquisitive and suggestive. It continues with "Psychic Counterpart", a simple figure and a nod to swing which belies its complexities yet s complemented with Bisio's pulsing walking bass and Dickey's probing drums. And the journey continues and builds to a thunderous exclamation point with "Elastic Eye". "Elastic Aspects" shapes and contorts with surprisingly new colors.""-Thirsty Ear

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Product Information:

UPC: 700435720220

Label: Thirsty Ear
Catalog ID: THI 57202.2
Squidco Product Code: 15778

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2012
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded on July 8th, 2011 at Systems Two Recordings Studios, Brooklyn, NY.


Matthew Shipp-piano

Michael Bisio-bass

Whit Dickey-drums

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Track Listing:

1. Alternative Aspects 2:19

2. Aspects 0:27

3. Psychic Counterpart 4:47

4. Frame Focus 3:52

5. Flow Chart 1:30

6. Mute Voice 3:12

7. Explosive Aspects 3:19

8. Raw Materials 5:30

9. Rainforest 5:08

10. Stage 10 3:12

11. Dimension 3:24

12. Elastic Aspects 4:30

13. Elastic Eye 7:36