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Thirsty Ear's Blue Series continues with Matthew Shipp's solo piano performance at Roulette, NYC, playing a mix of original compositions and standards from Ellington, Porter, &c.

Shipp, Matthew

Shipp, Matthew: 4D (Thirsty Ear)
Label: Thirsty Ear    
Released in: USA    

"Matthew Shipp's new solo piano CD, "4D" is the complete synthesis and culmination of all of his past Thirsty Ear releases, with the added wrinkle of standards reinterpreted as only he could muster, while combining his own brand of composition to the mix. His musical language, having been as refined, and mutated as has his career, (notably alongside Thirst Ear's own genre defying sensibilities.) continues to grow at exponential rates, allowing Mr. Shipp to fully explore the hidden aspects of jazz."-Thirsty Ear

"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 (

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Product Information:

UPC: 700435719224

Label: Thirsty Ear
Catalog ID: THI 57192.2
Squidco Product Code: 12860

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2010
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded at Roulette on May 17, 2009 by Ben Manley.


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Track Listing:

1. Autumn Leaves 2:46

2. Blue Web In Space 5:36

3. The Crack In The Piano's Egg 5:06

4. Dark Matter 2:35

5. Equilibrium 3:08

6. Frere Jacques 2:59

7. Greensleeves 2:17

8. Jazz Paradox 4:49

9. Prelude To A Kiss 3:01

10. Primal Harmonic 3:43

11. Sequence And Vibration 8:00

12. Stairs 2:57

13. Teleportation 4:17

14. What A Friend We Have In Jesus 0:54

15. What Is This Thing Called Love? 3:30

16. 4D 4:18

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