Matthew Shipp - Art of the Improviser
MP3 V0 260 kbps VBR | 91:09 min | 149 MB
Jazz | Thirsty Ear Records 14 April 2011
Once dismissed as a Cecil Taylor imitator because of his jagged, percussive attack, pianist Matthew Shipp has gone on to distinguish himself as a true original, incorporating not only the history of jazz piano but also the hypnotic repetition of minimalism. He is an "idea man", but not merely a musical intellectual – his music offers challenges aplenty while demonstrating wit and passion.