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A collection of 11 great songs by NY avant-garde jazz pianist Matthew Shipp, chosen from 10 different albums recorded between 2000 and 2012, outstanding tracks culled from more than a decade of innovative work.

Shipp, Matthew
Greatest Hits

Shipp, Matthew: Greatest Hits (Thirsty Ear)
Label: Thirsty Ear    
Released in: USA    

"In a perfect world this collection of 11 songs from 10 albums would be pop music classics from terrestrial radio or even Internet radio. But jazz's days as a populace art form are long gone. So leave it to jazz's A-1 provocateur Matthew Shipp to come up with a "Greatest Hits" concept in 2013. What the hell? One of the most consistently brilliant pianists of his genera- tion, Matthew Shipp's career didn't begin in 2000 with the Blue Series, but this album certainly is the summation of a journey he took by leaving New England Conservatory of Music and moving to New York City in 1984.

The songs picked were standouts in their time, singled out in reviews, played on jazz or college radio, or even based on the response Shipp got when he played them live. The singular energy Shipp brings to the piano easily matches that of a sweaty punk band, but it's more than just visceral: from reflective and melodic Pastoral Composure to beats and programming on Equilibrium, the music of Matthew Shipp is broad and open and approachable. It's all proof positive that whenever Matt Shipp touches a piano, he leaves his fingerprints on the keys."-Thirsty Ear

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Product Information:

UPC: 700435720527

Label: Thirsty Ear
Catalog ID: THI 57205.2
Squidco Product Code: 17350

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded at different locations and on various dates between 2000 and 2012.


Matthew Shipp-piano, synthesizer

Roy Campbell-trumpet, pocket trumpet, flugelhorn

William Parker-bass

Gerarld Cleaver-drums

Wadada Leo Smith-trumpet

Khan Jamal-vibes

Flam-synthesizer, programming

Joe Morris-bass

Whit Dickey-drums

Michael Bisio-bass

Daniel Carter-saxophone, flute

Guillermo E. Brown-drums

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Track Listing:

1. Gesture 6:48

2. New Orbit 2:56

3. Cohesion 6:36

4. Module 4:14

5. GNG 4:34

6. New ID 6:21

7. 4D 4:17

8. Stage 10 3:14

9. Nu-Bop 6:06

10. Key Swing 3:22

11. Elastic Aspects 4:31

12. Circular Temple #1 16:01