Episode #2509

Solo Sessions

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Sunday, January 13, 2008

For this edition of New Sounds, pianist/composer Matthew Shipp presents music from his latest album of nu-jazz, “One.” His first collection of original solo material in nearly a decade, (his last solo outing was a record of standards, not his own works), Shipp gleefully explores and savors where the music might take him, rather than resorting to pianistic pyrotechnics. “One” is not all swirling contemplative eddies, however, there is a streak of volatility in the tune “Electro Magnetism,” where Shipp’s fierce, low-end tones “threaten to shake the song loose from its floorboards.” (

PROGRAM # 2509, with Matthew Shipp (First aired on Fri, 2/10/06)





Matthew Shipp


The Root, excerpt [1:30]

Thirsty Ear #57127** *

Matthew Shipp


Arc [3:30]

Thirsty Ear #57166, see above.

Matthew Shipp

Harmony & Abyss

New ID [6:30]

Thirsty Ear #57152, see above.

Matthew Shipp


Patmos [3:30]

See above.

William Parker

Long Hidden: The Olmec Series

Long Hidden, Part One [7:00]

Aum Fidelity #036.*

Harry Manx

Mantras for Madmen

Talkin’ Turban [3:00]
Afghani Raga [3:30]

Dog My Cat #13982.*

Matthew Shipp


Cohesion [6:30]

See above.

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