Matthew Shipp at Café Oto, London Reviewed


avant-garde pianist Matthew Shipp
Matthew Shipp

At this gig, the second of a three-day residency, the American was joined by two British musicians, saxophonist Paul Dunmall and drummer Mark Sanders, who last played with Shipp in 2011. The trio grabbed the full house from the first swish of brushes to the final fading chord, and delivered such a strong sense of form that the music, particularly in the first set, might well have been pre-composed.