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Shipp, Matthew / Mark Helias: The New Syntax (RogueArt)

Bringing decades of experience from far-reaching careers as leaders and in collaboration with some of the most luminary improvisers in creative jazz, this first meeting between bassist Mark Helias and pianist Matthew Shipp evokes nine inspired dialogs from two consequentially compatible jazz musicians, beautifully captured in the warmth of the Park West Studios in Brooklyn.
 

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Liner notes by William Parker.

UPC: 3760131271249

Label: RogueArt
Catalog ID: ROG-0124
Squidco Product Code: 32423

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2022
Country: France
Packaging: Digipack - 3 panel
Recorded at Park West Studios, in Brooklyn, New York, on July 8th, 2020. by Jim Clouse.

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"From the first seconds of music, we are invited into a temple of sound;swinging with a spontaneous motion. This conversation is reinforced with the gift of light, sometimes manifesting as a series of sounds and silences. Musicians are playing what is most inspirational at that particular moment. [...]"-William Parker, from the liner notes


Liner notes by William Parker.

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)
4/17/2024

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"Mark Helias is a renowned bassist, composer and producer who has performed throughout the world for more than four decades with some of the most important and innovative musicians in Jazz and Improvised Music including Don Cherry, Edward Blackwell, Anthony Davis, Dewey Redman, Anthony Braxton, Abbey Lincoln, Cecil Taylor, and Uri Caine among many others. A prolific composer, Helias has written music for two feature films as well as chamber pieces and works for large ensemble and big band. His orchestra piece "Stochasm" was premiered by the American Composers Orchestra in June of 2011. Twelve recordings of his music have been released since 1984, his latest being "The Signal Maker" on the Intakt label. He teaches at Sarah Lawrence College, and SIM (School for Improvisational Music) in Brookyn, NY."

-Mark Helias Website (http://www.markhelias.com)
4/17/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Mystic Rubber Band 5:33

2. Psychic Ladder 6:46

3. Acoustic Electric 7:48

4. Bridge to Loka 7:20

5. We Sing the Body Jazz 7:50

6. The Mystic Garden 6:09

7. The New Syntax 8:02

8. Sonic Swing Particles 5:09

9. Song for You 3:59

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