Become a member and get exclusive access to articles, live sessions and more!
Start Your Free Trial

Other Dimensions in Music Special Quintet with Matthew Shipp: Time Is of the Essence; The Essence Is Beyond Time

Those who are afraid that pianist Matthew Shipp is getting soft after he released Pastoral Composure (Thirsty Ear) will rest assured with this release: he’s featured in an extreme outer-limits dialogue with this all-star ecstatic-jazz ensemble. Shipp’s quaking low-end rumbles and wayward lyricism is underpinned by William Parker’s prowling bass lines and Rashid Bakr’s sparse drumming. On top, trumpeter Roy Campbell and reedman Daniel Carter alternate between full-blast screeching textures, secretive slurs and intricate cross-dialogues.

Start Your Free Trial to Continue Reading

Become a JazzTimes member to explore our complete archive of interviews, profiles, columns, and reviews written by music's best journalists and critics.
Originally Published