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Shipp, Matthew: The Data [2 CDs] (RogueArt)

Recording in the Merkin Concert Hall on a Steinway Grand Piano, New York pianist Matthew Shipp's seventeen numbered tracks of "The Data" takes listeners through a virtual history of jazz and contemporary improvisation, from beautifully lyrical moments to rapidly complex matrices of expression, balancing his approaches into an absorbing and rewarding album.
 

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UPC: 3760131271362

Label: RogueArt
Catalog ID: ROG-0136
Squidco Product Code: 34723

Format: 2 CDs
Condition: New
Released: 2024
Country: France
Packaging: Digipack - 6 panel
Recorded at Merkin Concert Hall, in New York, New York, on June 9th, 2021, by Randy Thaler.

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"Matthew Shipp is definitely a master and, all his piano solos are unique, subtle, brilliant, outstanding. This one is too, of course, but it even goes one step further, as hard it is to believe. Matthew Shipp recorded it on a unique piano he wanted to record on for a long time, the Merkin Hall Steinway Grand Piano."-Rogueart


Artist Biographies

"Matthew Shipp was born December 7, 1960 in Wilmington, Delaware. He started piano at 5 years old with the regular piano lessons most kids have experienced. He fell in love with jazz at 12 years old. After moving to New York in 1984 he quickly became one of the leading lights in the New York jazz scene. He was a sideman in the David S. Ware quartet and also for Roscoe Mitchell's Note Factory before making the decision to concentrate on his own music.

Mr Shipp has reached the holy grail of jazz in that he possesses a unique style on his instrument that is all of his own- and he's one of the few in jazz that can say so. Mr. Shipp has recorded a lot of albums with many labels but his 2 most enduring relationships have been with two labels. In the 1990s he recorded a number of chamber jazz cds with Hatology, a group of cds that charted a new course for jazz that, to this day, the jazz world has not realized. In the 2000s Mr Shipp has been curator and director of the label Thirsty Ear's "Blue Series" and has also recorded for them. In this collection of recordings he has generated a whole body of work that is visionary, far reaching and many faceted."

-Matthew Shipp Website (http://www.matthewshipp.com/bio.html)
6/17/2024

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Track Listing:



CD1



1. The Data #1 3:30

2. The Data #2 7:53

3. The Data #3 10:32

4. The Data #4 4:38

5. The Data #5 7:03

6. The Data #6 3:41

7. The Data #7 5:21

CD2



1. The Data #8 3:51

2. The Data #9 4:25

3. The Data #10 3:49

4. The Data #11 7:37

5. The Data #12 4:39

6. The Data #13 1:49

7. The Data #14 5:25

8. The Data #15 6:45

9. The Data #16 3:40

10. The Data #17 4:57

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