Upcoming Philadelphia Shows

From Philly’s Ars Nova Workshop:

Friday, March 9, 8pm
Matthew Shipp, piano; Michael Bisio, bass; Whit Dickey, drums

Philadelphia Art Alliance, 251 S. 18th Street, $15

Please join Ars Nova Workshop for the Philadelphia debut of the Matthew Shipp Trio. Following 2011’s spectacular The Art Of The Improviser LP, tonight Shipp’s Trio celebrates the upcoming release of Elastic Aspects on Thirsty Ear Recordings.

Shipp’s played piano since he was 5-years-old, studied at the New England Conservatory of Music with saxophonist Joe Maneri, and cut his teeth working with Roscoe Mitchell and David S. Ware. He’s since worked with many leading jazz musicians, including William Parker, Khan Jamal and Joe Morris. His most recent recording is The Art Of The Improviser—a double-LP showcasing one side of solo pieces and another with his trio featuring bassist Michael Bisio and Whit Dickey.

The trio formed in 2009, though the three have worked with each other in various configurations over the years—Dickey worked in trio with Shipp and William Parker, and also alongside Shipp in David S. Ware’s Quartet. Bassist Bisio’s been on the scene since the early 1980s, working over the years with Joe McPhee, John Tchicai and Marilyn Crispell. Following their debut recording in 2011, the trio is set to release a series of new compositions and improvisations on Thirsty Ear Recordings titled Elastic Aspects, which they will perform tonight.



Ars Nova Workshop’s Full Concert Schedule:
03/09/2012 Matthew Shipp Trio @ Philadelphia Art Alliance
03/15/2012 Aster + Mario Diaz De Leon @ The Rotunda
04/04/2012 Ballister + Lasse Marhaug @ The Maas Building
04/14/2012 Endangered Blood @ The Maas Building
04/15/2012 Steve Lehman Trio @ The Rotunda
04/21/2012 Steve Coleman and Five Elements @ Johnny Brenda’s
06/12/2012 The Thing w/Joe McPhee@ Johnny Brenda’s