Matthew Shipp On His Early New York Days

avant-garde pianist Matthew Shipp
avant-garde pianist Matthew Shipp (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From The Village Voice:

When AUM Fidelity head Steven Joerg told the Voice that “Giants walk among us and you got to fucking pay attention,” it was absolute that avant-garde jazz pianist Matthew Shipp was in his canon. Alongside the likes of William Parker, David S. Ware, Daniel Carter, Roy Campbell, Joe Morris, and Sabir Mateen, Shipp is an ideal example of a musician who not only lives and breathes the music, but does so with New York City’s vim and vigor as well.