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Upcoming Matthew Shipp Stone Residency

ESP-Disk’ artist Matthew Shipp will be featured for the standard four nights at The Stone in the first week of January. He will perform with a different lineup each night, and three of those are featured on ESP albums.

Wednesday 1/4, 8:30 p.m.: solo piano

Shipp’s ESP CD Zero (2018) is a landmark in his solo work.

“The jazz world does not lack for fine pianists, but those who can sustain listener interest through an extended solo set always have been in shorter supply. These days, few pack their soliloquies with more information, drama and free-ranging thought than Matthew Shipp.” – Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune

Thursday 1/5, 8:30 p.m.: duo with tenor saxophonist Ivo Perelman

ESP released the duo’s 18th album, Fruition, in October this year. “The freeform alchemy between Brazilian saxophonist Ivo Perelman and American pianist Matthew Shipp is by now a proven fact: rarely do two musicians achieve a higher flow state in real time.”—Nate Chinen, NPR

Friday 1/6, 8:30 p.m.: duo with bassist Mark Helias

ESP doesn’t have this group, but our friend Michel Dorbon issued this duo’s album The New Syntax in November on his Rogue Art label.

Saturday 1/7, 8:30 p.m.: trio with bassist Michael Bisio and drummer Newman Taylor Baker

This group, the lineup of the Matthew Shipp Trio since, has released three much-praised albums on ESP: Signature (2019), The Unidentifiable (2020), and World Construct (2022), the latter “a career-defining album” ★★★★★ according to Mike Hobart in the Financial Times