Matthew Shipp: Quantum Waves


Quantum Waves


Matthew Shipp (piano)


Harmonic Disorder (Thirsty Ear 357187)

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Matthew Shipp (piano),

Joe Morris (bass), Whit Dickey (drums)


Composed by Matthew Shipp


Recorded: Brooklyn, NY, August 2008


Rating: 91/100 (learn more)

Matthew Shipp's piano and Joe Morris's bass fall uphill, with Shipp's busted series of lines setting the tone. Mid-composition, the piano sits on a single, ominous note that ends up being a resting point as the general upward motion continues. This note-of-doom model is reprised as the bass skitters and shifts direction. Hats off to Joe Morris here, as his use of bowed bass is highly effective, producing lines that neatly extend Shipp's pianistic mode of thought.

Reviewer: Mark Saleski

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