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Venue:
Philadelphia Art Alliance 251 S. 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 Map
Price: $12 General Admission
Friday, March 13, 2009 - 8:00pm

Matthew Shipp Trio

Matthew Shipp, Piano
Joe Morris, double-bass
Whit Dickey, drums

Joined by Whit Dickey on drums and Joe Morris on bass, Shipp's latest acoustic trio rings with fresh material that highlights his expansive musical vocabulary. In his distinct style, pianist Matthew Shipp worked and recorded vigorously during the 1990s, creating music in which free jazz and modern classical intertwine. He first became known in the early '90s as the pianist in the critically-acclaimed David S. Ware Quartet, and soon began leading his own dates - often including Ware-bandmate and bassist William Parker - and recording a number of duets with a various musicians, from the legendary Roscoe Mitchell to violinist Mat Maneri. Shipp has recorded with DJ Spooky, Wadada Leo Smith, Evan Parker, J. Spaceman (Spiritualized), Daniel Carter, High Priest and Beans of Antipop Consortium, and El-P. Through his range of live and recorded performances and unswerving individual development, Shipp came to be regarded as a prolific and respected voice in creative music by the decade's close.

Born in the 1960s and raised in Wilmington, Shipp grew up around '50s jazz recordings. He studied music theory and improvisation under Clifford Brown's teacher Robert Lowrey, and later with Dennis Sandole before attending the New England Conservatory of Music. Shipp moved to New York in 1984 and soon met bassist William Parker; both were performing with Ware by 1989. Meanwhile, Shipp had debuted as a recording artist in a duo with alto player Rob Brown on Sonic Explorations, recorded in 1987. He then went on to lead his own trio with Parker and drummers Whit Dickey and Susie Ibarra.

Tags: acoustic | piano