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Shipp, Matthew Quartet

Shipp, Matthew Quartet: Points (Silkheart)
Label: Silkheart    
Released in: Sweden    

"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 (

"William Parker is a bassist, improviser, composer, writer, and educator from New York City, heralded by The Village Voice as, "the most consistently brilliant free jazz bassist of all time."

In addition to recording over 150 albums, he has published six books and taught and mentored hundreds of young musicians and artists.

Parker's current bands include the Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra, In Order to Survive, Raining on the Moon, Stan's Hat Flapping in the Wind, and the Cosmic Mountain Quartet with Hamid Drake, Kidd Jordan, and Cooper-Moore. Throughout his career he has performed with Cecil Taylor, Don Cherry, Milford Graves, and David S. Ware, among others."

-William Parker Website (

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Product Information:

UPC: 896866000298

Label: Silkheart
Catalog ID: SHCD 129
Squidco Product Code: 5839

Format: CD
Condition: New
Country: Sweden
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded by Nick Prout on January 14 and March 18, 1990 at East Side Sound, New York City.


Matthew Shipp-piano, conductor

Rob Brown-alto saxophone

William Parker-bass

Whit Dickey-drums

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Track Listing:

1. Points Number Two 20:42

2. Afro Sonic 5:37

3. Piano Pyramid 10:05

4. Points Number One 34:24