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Solo piano works from Matthew Shipp recorded in 2007 in NYC, 12 tracks that show the breadth style, range, technique from one of our greatest modern players.

Shipp, Matthew
Un Piano

Shipp, Matthew: Un Piano (RogueArt)
Label: RogueArt    
Released in: France    

"Un Piano is the meeting of a pianist with a piano. It gives to Matthew Shipp the opportunity not only to synthesize 20 years of music exploration, but also to go far beyond."-Rogue Art

"... this music, one piano /one pianist, is a system both simple & severe. it contains a full dimension of style, range, technique & sound sources. it does equally well, feels equally (un)comfortable at home (alien) here in(ner) out(er) (s)pace using broad designs, vagaries, different & difficult patterns & obvious mannerisms..."-steve d. dalachinsky, excerpts from the liner notes

"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 (

Liner notes by Steve Dalachinsky

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Liner notes by Steve Dalachinsky

UPC: 3760131270143

Label: RogueArt
Catalog ID: 14
Squidco Product Code: 10058

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2008
Country: France
Packaging: Digipack
Recored July 21, 22 by Hugo Dwyer at MPI Studios, NY.


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Track Listing:

1. Enter In 3:06

2. Geometry 4:11

3. Sparks 2:41

4. Spike 3:32

5. Linear Shocks 5:42

6. Two Things Together 4:46

7. Whole Zone 1:58

8. Simple Fact 3:19

9. Riddle 3:36

10. Cloud Chamber 6 6:11

11. Harmony Of Apollo 4:57

12. Exit Out 3:27

All compositions by Matthew Shipp