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Steve Dalachinsky and Matthew Shipp: Phenomena of Interference

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New York City poet Steve Dalachinsky has performed his verse for decades, collaborating with downtown legends like William Parker, Daniel Carter and Vernon Reid. But his recorded output is sparse: Phenomena of Interference is only his third album and his first since 2002. It’s also his best. Dalachinsky delivers sharp, puncturing verse in a wide range of tones, and pianist Matthew Shipp is uncannily responsive, often sounding like the steam trailing from Dalachinsky’s inspired breath.

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