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Shipp, Matthew Trio / Elastic Aspects
Album:Elastic Aspects Collection:Jazz
Artist:Shipp, Matthew Trio Added:Mar 2012
Label:Thirsty Ear Recordings 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2012-03-10 Pull Date:2012-05-12 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:May 13May 6Apr 29Apr 22Apr 15Apr 8Apr 1Mar 25

 Recent Airplay
1.May 10, 2012:In Your Ear | Thursdays Pt. 1
Explosive Aspects
4.Apr 17, 2012:Rebop
Raw Materials, Explosive Aspects, Mute Voice
2.May 04, 2012:No Cover, No Minimum
Raw Materials
5.Apr 13, 2012:No Cover, No Minimum
Elastic Aspects
3.Apr 28, 2012:20120428 Return
Elastic Aspects
6.Apr 06, 2012:No Cover, No Minimum
Stage 10

Album Review
Reviewed 2012-03-08 
MATTHEW SHIPP: Elastic Aspects
Thirsty Ear, 2012

AVANT-GARDE – Another very strong acoustic trio outing from Shipp, who as always follows his own path. This suite is dark-hued and brooding, nodding to the jazz tradition even as it dives into seemingly bottomless complexity or sparkles with crystalline abstraction.

Matthew Shipp : piano
Michael Bisio : bass
Whit Dickey : drums

All impressive. Fo’s Picks: 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12

1. 2:18 – very slow bowed bass & distant, atmospheric percussion
2. 0:27 – solo piano reflection
3. 4:46 – quirky swing falls in and out of dense tangles; piano in knots
4. 3:51 – solo piano, bright and abstract, fractured melodies run high, low
5. 1:29 – big ragged, rasping bass; drums barely suggest a groove
6. 3:12 – piano moves in complex zigzags, quietly free drum/bass backing
7. 3:18 – heavy, crushing piano; thick, scurrying bass; drums react to piano
8. 5:30 – bright & melodic, but in a distracted way; gets stuck in loops
9. 5:08 – solo bass, bowed and brooding, sawing and sighing
10. 3:11 – brisk bass stroll with ringing prepared piano, minimal drums
11. 3:23 – solo piano chases its tail, meanders, digs
12. 4:29 – thick, sluggish flow: cerebral piano runs free over calm backing
13. 7:36 – rises up into a chugging, crushing dynamo; falls back occasionally

[ Fo ] - March 2012

Track Listing
1.Alternative Aspects 7.Explosive Aspects
2.Aspects 8.Raw Materials
3.Psychic Counterpart 9.Rainforest
4.Frame Focus 10.Stage 10
5.Flow Chart 11.Dimension
6.Mute Voice 12.Elastic Aspects
 13.Elastic Eye