Consciously Unconscious: Pianist Matthew Shipp Paws at Improvisation

Chicago Newcity | June 24, 2013
Matthew Shipp’s time in David Ware’s company wasn’t all supplication. The pianist recorded incessantly during the decade, and today counts upwards of thirty dates under his own name. The pace of recording and relentless thought put into Shipp’s work is evident. But practicing to play spontaneously seems like a contradiction—one the pianist quickly clears up.

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