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Music Review: 'Matthew Shipp's New Orbit'

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Matthew Shipp's New Orbit

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Matthew Shipp
genre:
Jazz

We gave it an A-

Pianist Shipp’s music is pitched somewhere between the free-jazz explorations of Ornette Coleman and Anthony Braxton and the structurally sturdier mood indigos of the late Don Pullen. Here, Shipp and a trio of kindred sprits swing freely between manic improv and mournful introspection, abstract probes and quiet-storm ballads that slip in and out of melodic focus but never turn into amorphous goo. A-