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Black Music Disaster (Thirsty Ear)

Bridging the UK and US, Black Music Disaster features Spiritualized's legendary J Spaceman, Spring Heel Jack's multi-instrumentalist John Coxon, acclaimed jazz artist Matthew Shipp, and drummer Steve Noble.
 

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UPC: 700435720329

Label: Thirsty Ear
Catalog ID: THI 57203.2
Squidco Product Code: 16233

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2012
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded on February 13th, 2010 at Cafe Oto, London.


Personnel:

Matthew Shipp-Farfisa organ

J Spaceman-electric guitar

Steve Noble-drums

John Coxon-electric guitar

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1. Black Music Disaster 38:18




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"Hailing from both the UK and US, Black Music Disaster is a super indie group featuring Spiritualized's legendary J Spaceman, Spring Heel Jack's multi-instrumental genius John Coxon, acclaimed jazz icon Matthew Shipp and drummer Steve Noble. The pace is set with the pulsating Farfisa organ, compli- mented by dueling psychedelic guitars and punctuated with explosive drums. At times hypnotic, yet rapidly moving with wide dynamic sweeps, this highly unique sonic experience is unmatched in its ultimate musical journey.

Given these great musicians span such diverse musical backgrounds the brilliance of this music is how the genre differences just melt away. As to the name, Matthew Shipp provides the keys to its origin:

"William Parker had mentioned to me about a negative review of a concert William had done with Cecil Taylor and Anthony Braxton in Italy in which the reviewer referred to the concert as a ''black arts disaster''. Everyone thought that was funny and by the time the story got around through Chinese whispers it had changed to black music disaster--at which time we all looked at each other and said that is a great name for a CD."

So sit back and be prepared to be transported to another world."-Thirsty Ear


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)
7/21/2017

"Steve Noble is London's leading drummer, a fearless and constantly inventive improviser whose super-precise, ultra-propulsive and hyper-detailed playing has galvanized encounters with Derek Bailey, Matthew Shipp, Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith, Stephen O'Malley, Joe McPhee, Alex Ward, Rhodri Davies and many, many more.

In the early eighties, Noble played with the Nigerian master drummer Elkan Ogunde, Rip Rig and Panic, Brion Gysin and the Bow Gamelan Ensemble, before going on to work with the pianist Alex Maguire and with Derek Bailey (including Company Weeks 1987, 89 and 90). He was featured in the Bailey's excellent TV series on Improvisation for Channel 4 based on his book 'Improvisation; its nature and practise'. He has toured and performed throughout Europe, Africa and America and currently leads the groups N.E.W (with John Edwards and Alex Ward) and DECOY (with John Edwards and Alexander Hawkins)."

-https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/artists/steve-noble/ (Cafe Oto Website)
7/21/2017

Other Releases With These Artists:
Dunmall / Shipp / Edwards / Sanders
Live in London
(FMR)
Noble, Steve / Kristoffer Berre Alberts
Coldest Second Yesterdays
(Clean Feed)
Shipp, Matthew
Invisible Touch At Taktlos Zurich
(Hatology)
Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp / Gerald Cleaver
The Art Of The Improv Trio Volume 3
(Leo)
Toxic: Mat Walerian / Matthew Shipp / William Parker
This Is Beautiful Because We Are Beautiful People
(ESP)
Parker, Evan / John Edwards / Steve Noble
PEN
(Dropa Disc)
Dickey, Whit / Mat Maneri / Matthew Shipp
Vessel In Orbit
(Aum Fidelity)
Berthling, Johan / Martin Kuchen / Steve Noble
Threnody, At The Gates [VINYL]
(Trost Records)
Berthling, Johan / Martin Kuchen / Steve Noble
Threnody, At The Gates
(Trost Records)
Saint Francis Duo
Los Bordes De Las Respuestas [VINYL]
(Dropa Disc)
Butcher, John / Thomas Lehn / Matthew Shipp
Tangle
(Fataka)
Noble, Steve / Kristoffer Berre Alberts
Coldest Second Yesterdays
(Clean Feed)
Brotzmann, Peter / Steve Noble / John Edwards
The Worse The Better
(Otoroku)
Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp
Corpo
(Leo)
Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp / Michael Bisio / Whit Dickey
Soul
(Leo)
Jungle: Mat Walerian / Matthew Shipp / Hamid Drake
Live at Okuden [2 CDs]
(ESP)
Kjaer, Julie 3 (Kjaer / Edwards / Noble)
Dobbeltgaenger
(Clean Feed)
Lexer, Sebastian / Steve Noble
Muddy Ditch
(Fataka)
St. Francis Duo (Stephen O'Malley / Steve Noble)
Peacemaker Assembly [VINYL]
(Trost Records)
Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp
Complementary Colors
(Leo)
Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp / Whit Dickey
Butterfly Whispers
(Leo)
Dikeman Noble Serries Trio
Obscure Fluctuations
(Trost Records)
Noble, Steve / Daniel Thompson
Sunday Afternoon (Live At The Hundred Years Gallery)
(Confront)
Kuchen, Martin / Johan Berthling / Steve Noble
Night In Europe
(NoBusiness)
Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp
Callas [2 CDs]
(Leo)
Shipp, Matthew Quartet Declared Enemy
Our Lady Of The Flowers
(RogueArt)
Keune, Stefan / Dominic Lash / Steve Noble
Fractions [VINYL]
(NoBusiness)
Shipp, Matthew Chamber Ensemble
The Gospel According to Matthew & Michael
(Relative Pitch)
Brotzmann / Edwards / Noble
Soulfood Available
(Clean Feed)
Dumitrescu, Iancu / Ana-Maria Avram
Paris-London (III), Spectrum XXI Festival
(Edition Modern)
Decoy with Joe Mcphee
Spontaneous Combustion [2 CDs]
(Otoroku)
Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp / William Parker
Book Of Sound
(Leo)
Brotzmann / Adasiewicz / Edwards / Noble
Mental Shake
(Otoroku)
Shipp, Matthew Trio
Root Of Things
(Relative Pitch)
Davidson, Scott with Shipp / Shorter / Bisio / Dickey
Dreamland
(NO LABEL)
N.E.W. (Noble / Edwards / Ward)
Motion [VINYL]
(Dancing Wayang)
Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp / Whit Dickey / Gerald Cleaver
Enigma
(Leo)
SFQ (Simon Fell Quartet)
Four Compositions [2 CDs]
(Red Toucan)
Brotzmann, Peter / Steve Noble
I Am Here Where Are You
(Trost Records)
Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp / William Parker / Gerald Cleaver
Serendipity
(Leo)
Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp
The Art Of The Duet Volume One
(Leo)
Agnel, Sophie / John Edwards / Steve Noble
Meteo
(Clean Feed)
Shipp, Matthew
Greatest Hits
(Thirsty Ear)
Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp / Michael Bisio
The Gift
(Leo)
Dunietz / Edwards / Noble
Cousin It
(Hopscotch Records)
Morris, Joe
Perpetual Frontier The Properties of Free Music [BOOK]
(Riti Publishing)
Brotzmann, Peter / Steve Noble / John Edwards
The Worse The Better: Live at Cafe OTO, January 2010 [VINYL REPRESS]
(Otoroku)
Irvine Ensemble, Brian With Paul Dunmall / BBC Concert Orchestra
Montana Strange: The Music Of Brian Irvine
(FMR)
Shipp / Beans / Parker / HPrizm
Knives From Heaven
(Thirsty Ear)
Shipp, Matthew
Duos with Mat Maneri & Joe Morris
(hatOLOGY)
Scanner / The Post Modern Jazz Quartet
Blink of an Eye
(Thirsty Ear)
Shipp, Matthew
Matthew Shipp - Solos [DVD]
(ORIGINAL SPIN )
Decoy & Joe McPhee
Oto
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Shipp, Matthew
4D
(Thirsty Ear)
Decoy (Hawkins / Edwards / Noble)
Vol. 1: Spiri
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Remote Viewers, The
Sinister Heights
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Mancini Project, The
Views of Mancini
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O'Leary / Shipp
Labyrinth
(FMR)
Shipp, Matthew
Un Piano
(RogueArt)
Shipp String Trio, Matthew
By The Law of Music
(Hatology)
Shipp Trio, Matthew
The Multiplication Table (re-issue)
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Declared Enemy - Shipp / Mateen / Parker / Cleaver / Lavant
Salute To 100001 Stars: A Tribute To Jean Genet
(RogueArt)
Shipp, Matthew Quartet
Points
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Dalachinsky, Steve / Matthew Shipp
Phenomena of Interference
(Hopscotch Records)
Free Base (Wilkinson / Mattos / Noble)
The Ins and Outs
(Emanem)
Various Artists
Freedom of the City Festival 2003 - Small Groups [2 CDs]
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(Clean Feed)
Shipp, Matthew
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(Hatology)
Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp / Gerald Cleaver
The Art Of The Improv Trio Volume 3
(Leo)
Toxic: Mat Walerian / Matthew Shipp / William Parker
This Is Beautiful Because We Are Beautiful People
(ESP)
Parker, Evan / John Edwards / Steve Noble
PEN
(Dropa Disc)
Berthling, Johan / Martin Kuchen / Steve Noble
Threnody, At The Gates [VINYL]
(Trost Records)
Berthling, Johan / Martin Kuchen / Steve Noble
Threnody, At The Gates
(Trost Records)
Saint Francis Duo
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(Dropa Disc)
Butcher, John / Thomas Lehn / Matthew Shipp
Tangle
(Fataka)
Noble, Steve / Kristoffer Berre Alberts
Coldest Second Yesterdays
(Clean Feed)
Brotzmann, Peter / Steve Noble / John Edwards
The Worse The Better
(Otoroku)
Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp
Corpo
(Leo)
Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp / Michael Bisio / Whit Dickey
Soul
(Leo)
Jungle: Mat Walerian / Matthew Shipp / Hamid Drake
Live at Okuden [2 CDs]
(ESP)
Kjaer, Julie 3 (Kjaer / Edwards / Noble)
Dobbeltgaenger
(Clean Feed)
Lexer, Sebastian / Steve Noble
Muddy Ditch
(Fataka)
St. Francis Duo (Stephen O'Malley / Steve Noble)
Peacemaker Assembly [VINYL]
(Trost Records)
Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp
Complementary Colors
(Leo)
Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp / Whit Dickey
Butterfly Whispers
(Leo)
Dikeman Noble Serries Trio
Obscure Fluctuations
(Trost Records)
Noble, Steve / Daniel Thompson
Sunday Afternoon (Live At The Hundred Years Gallery)
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Kuchen, Martin / Johan Berthling / Steve Noble
Night In Europe
(NoBusiness)
Perelman, Ivo / Matthew Shipp
Callas [2 CDs]
(Leo)
Shipp, Matthew Quartet Declared Enemy
Our Lady Of The Flowers
(RogueArt)
Keune, Stefan / Dominic Lash / Steve Noble
Fractions [VINYL]
(NoBusiness)
Shipp, Matthew Chamber Ensemble
The Gospel According to Matthew & Michael
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