He might be older and wiser, but Matthew Shipp has not mellowed with age. A galvanizing force among the heirs to jazz’s avant-garde movement of the 1960s, the pianist has spent the past quarter century building a vast, roiling musical universe. As an invaluable sideman and prolific bandleader, as a sometimes caustic advocate and discerning curator of Thirsty Ear Recordings’ influential Blue Series documenting the work of similarly edgy musicians, he has done more than just about any other figure of his generation to uphold and advance a jazz aesthetic built upon free improvisation.
- Darius Jones & Matthew Shipp Interviewed On The Jazz Session (improvisedcommunications.com)
- Tonight: Darius Jones & Matthew Shipp At Jazz Standard (improvisedcommunications.com)
- Darius Jones & Matthew Shipp Coming To Jazz Standard April 27th (improvisedcommunications.com)