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Toxic: Mat Walerian / Matthew Shipp / William Parker

This Is Beautiful Because We Are Beautiful People

Toxic: Mat Walerian / Matthew Shipp / William Parker: This Is Beautiful Because We Are Beautiful Peo (ESP)

Multi-wind player Mat Walerian's 3rd ESP release is also the last album approved by ESP founder Bernard Stollman, and also the first with William Parker since 1973 (who also provides the reference to the title of the album), with Matthew Shipp playing on organ, in an album of intense and far-reaching free jazz, from lyrical beauty to hard blowing.
 

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UPC: 825481501125

Label: ESP
Catalog ID: ESPDISK 5011CD
Squidco Product Code: 23948

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2017
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded in Brooklyn, New York, on December 15th, 2015, by Val Jeanty.


Personnel:

Mat Walerian-alto saxophone, bass clarinet, soprano clarinet, flute

Matthew Shipp-piano, organ

William Parker-doublebass, shakuhachi

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track listing:


1. Lesson 13:28

2. The Breakfast Club Day 1 19:56

3. This Is Beautiful Because We Are Beautiful People 11:11

4. The Breakfast Club Day 2 20:29

5. Peace And Respect 14:10
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"This is Polish multi-instrumentalist Mat Walerian's third CD, all for ESP and all with Matthew Shipp. Walerian's first album (ESPDISK 5007CD, 2015) was the last new release approved by ESP-Disk's founder Bernard Stollman.

This Is Beautiful Because We Are Beautiful People takes its title from something William Parker said during the recording session; it is also Parker's first time back in the studio for ESP since his first released appearance on record in 1973, appearing on Frank Lowe's 1973 album Black Beings (ESPDISK 3013CD) - an album of outtakes from the same session was released in 2011, The Loweski (ESPDISK 4066CD).

TIBBWABP is also noteworthy as Shipp's recorded debut on organ. Shipp says of Walerian, "Mat approaches his instruments in a non-traditional way. He is a conceptualist and has a different personality on each instrument."-ESP-DISK


Artist Biographies:

"Mat Walerian. Jazz instrumentalist and Composer.

Mat Walerian is a jazz saxophonist and woodwind player (alto saxophone, bass clarinet, soprano clarinet, flute), composer and bandleader who specializes in improvisation and avant-garde music.

His studies were mostly focused on eastern philosophy and Japanese culture. With the exception of a few lessons he is self - taught musician, occasionally taking lessons from acknowledged masters Matthew Shipp and Hamid Drake, lessons which he has cited as being crucial to his development. His style is firmly in the mainstream of modern jazz and improvised music, somewhere around hard free bop with a tribute to the atonal avant-garde heritage. Classical music, jazz classics and the classical music of Japan and India have all left a distinct impression on his creation. Mat cooperates in diverse musical projects with musician who represent various musical streams; jazz, classical, contemporary, improvised avant-garde music and electronica.

His musical projects include THE UPPERCUT, M-THEORY PROJECT, TOXIC, JUNGLE, OKUDEN, SAINTHUNTER, WHITE LOTUS, ZEN, MUTANT DEFINITION, BLACKADMIN or PREDATOR GONE WILD. In his projects Mat mixes classical chamber music, jazz classics and Asian scales along with the modern expression of improvised music

Mat is an art director for the OKUDEN MUSIC, described as "sound to the deepest" concert series, presenting the mainstream of modern jazz and improvised avant-garde music heritage.

Mat loves nature and experiencing wildlife phenomena."

-Mat Walerian Website (http://www.matwalerian.com/bio.php)
11/20/2017

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"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)
11/20/2017

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"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/)
11/20/2017

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