Matthew Shipp Interviewed

Source: Rock and Roll Globe.

Over the last four decades, pianist Matthew Shipp has been steadily building a catalog of countless exemplary jazz recordings spanning the entire scope of the genre’s sonic threshold. But it is when he is in the trio format does the pianist truly flourish as a creative force of nature. On Signature, Shipp convenes with longtime bassist Michael Bisio and drummer Newman Taylor-Baker to deliver one of his most stirring programs yet. Expertly produced by ESP-Disk torchbearer Steve Holtje, it was recorded last summer in a series of first takes at one of the pianist’s favorite venues, Park West Studio, and truly encapsulates not only the adventure but the beauty of his distinctive playing.