DJ Spooky (with Matthew Shipp): Ibid, desmarches, ibid
Ibid, desmarches, ibid
Optometry (Thirsty Ear)
Composed by Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky).
Recorded: New York, March 6, 2002
Rating: 98/100 (learn more)
And now Shipp ups the ante again, with the introduction of turntable-and-effects pioneer Paul Miller, a.k.a. DJ Spooky. Yet the melding of electronica, hip-hop and jazz has never sounded more natural. The cold electronic beats are complemented wonderfully by Shipp’s dark, angular chords and by McPhee’s from-the-gut blowing. It’s synthetic and yet it’s organic. By allowing his music to be manipulated by the Bowdoin College-educated Miller, Shipp cemented his position as a forefather of the idea that these three very different genres could breath the same air.
Reviewer: Steve Greenlee
Tags: 2000s jazz