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Darius Jones/Matthew Shipp: Cosmic Lieder

Borrowing from the idea of romantic song, otherwise known as classical German “lieder,” in Cosmic Lieder, alto sax player Darius Jones and pianist Matthew Shipp come together for their first duet. Jones is the primary voice and story-teller. In the most obvious sense, Shipp accompanies Jones in this recording. But the two combined share a … Read More “Darius Jones/Matthew Shipp: Cosmic Lieder”

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Marshall Allen/Matthew Shipp/Joe Morris: Night Logic

Followers of pianist Matthew Shipp’s music know that it is cerebral, actualized only in improvisation. In Night Logic, Shipp collaborated with Arkestra alto saxophone player, Marshall Allen, and longtime colleague, bassist Joe Morris. According to the liner notes written by poet Steve Dalachinsky, whose contribution qualifies him as the fourth member of the group, “…the … Read More “Marshall Allen/Matthew Shipp/Joe Morris: Night Logic”

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