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Shipp / Beans / Parker / HPrizm: Knives From Heaven (Thirsty Ear)

A symbiosis of jazz and hip-hop with live playing from the quartet of NY jazz artists Matthew Shipp and William Parker with the alternative hip group Antipop Consortium's Beans and Hprizm.
 

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UPC: 700435719828

Label: Thirsty Ear
Catalog ID: THI 57198.2
Squidco Product Code: 14599

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2011
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded at Spin Studios, LI City by Tim Conklin.


Personnel:

Matthew Shipp-piano

William Parker-bass

Beans-vocals

HPRIZM-electronics, vocals

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track listing:


1. Terra Cotta 1:49

2. Half Amazed A/B 2:26

3. Document 6B 0:43

4. Rainstick Streets Aglow 2:02

5. This Is For My Brother The Wind 2:18

6. Going To Another Place 2:56

7. Might Be 0:39

8. Deadpan Stare 2:22

9. Rockers HiFi 1:16

10. Ornate 2:17

11. Non Sexorexia 2:19

12. In This And All Worlds (Featuring Nedelka Prescod) 1:47

13. And Then A Voice Says 1:33

14. Alloys 2:10

15. The Arabic Cowboy John Clint Ameer 2:14

16. Moorish Waltz 2:24

17. Reeds 3:25

18. 2Piece 3:15

19. Hammered Into Space 2:01

20. Hidden Track 3:41
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Improvised Music
Jazz
Electro-Acoustic
Electronica
NY Downtown & Jazz/Improv
Quartet Recordings

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"Knives From Heaven is an unmitigated glimpse into the imaginations of musical madmen. On this sequel to the critically acclaimed Blue Series project Matthew Shipp vs. Antipop Consortium, the two sides again offer brilliant showers of collaboration as they spurn stale hip-hop-jazz paradigms and embark on an astounding sonic odyssey. "Knives From Heaven" achieves incredible stylistic integration through the unprecedented assimilation of spontaneous jazz embellishments into the format of head-nodding hip-hop cuts. Priest calls the record "a true symbiosis of jazz and hip-hop," imbued with live playing in a way that uniquely enables the tracks to "breathe."

Antipop Consortium's core duo both amazes and perplexes with their verbal dexterity and weighty imagery. They do not dawdle with hackneyed flows, but innovate their own cadence just when rhythm seems impossible.Beans and Priest's agile and heady verses are interspersed with Shipp's mesmerizing musings, which range from serene and ethereal to harsh and agitated. Both Shipp and bassist William Parker provide stirring performances throughout the record as they back Antipop's fiery lyricism while forging their own inspired tangents. With virtuosity on the microphones, drum machines and instruments, "Knives From Heaven" creates "dynamic forms that knock" and captures the pinnacle of both instrumental and lyrical hip-hop (Priest). "Knives From Heaven" strides into musical territory uncharted by both hip-hop and jazz heads. Priest views the group, like the album title suggests, as a "sword sharpened with age."-Thirsty Ear



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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)
4/25/2017

"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 (http://www.williamparker.net/)
4/25/2017

Hprizm/High Priest of the Antipop Consortium is a NYC based-composer, producer and performer - Prizm's beat driven compositions have been presented globally in over 50 countries and performed alongside the likes of Public Enemy, Radiohead, The Roots and More.

4/25/2017

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