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Shipp, Matthew & Bobby Kapp / Cactus
Album:Cactus Collection:Jazz
Artist:Shipp, Matthew & Bobby Kapp Added:Mar 2017
Label:Northern Spy Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2017-04-12 Pull Date:2017-06-14 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Jun 11Jun 4May 28May 21May 7

 Recent Airplay
1.Dec 16, 2021:Music Casserole (rebroadcast from Dec 11, 2021)
4.Jun 09, 2017:Rebop
Good Wood, Money
2.Dec 11, 2021:Music Casserole
5.Jun 03, 2017:Music Casserole
3.Jun 10, 2017:Music Casserole
6.Jun 02, 2017:Rebop

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2017-03-27 

Representing two generations, the vastly prolific Matthew Shipp (age 56), on piano, teams up here with drummer Bobby Kapp (age 74). Not merely piano with drum accompaniment, the pieces here are much more like duets, truly collaborative.

All instrumental. No FCC issues.

1 ** Fast. Free improv. Varied & interesting. Jagged piano. Dense drumming. (8:32)
2 * Mid-tempo. A bit more melodic. Rhythmic & bouncy. (4:27)
3 Mid-tempo. Drums start. Dramatic piano entry. Alternating pounding & skipping. (5:52)
4 ** Mid-tempo. Drum solo (for 1:30). Ominous piano evolves into light-hearted. (6:11)
5 Very slow at first. Tense, anxious, abstract. Gains tempo. Cymbals for last minute. (5:32)
6 * Slow. Drums start. Piano takes over. At times melodic & emotive. Accessable. (8:09)
7 * Varied tempo; slow to very fast. Rhythmic ideas thrown together, superimposed. (10:50)
8 Mid-tempo. Fortissimo pounding. Machine gun drumming. Very tough going. (5:42)
9 Very slow, eerie start. Plodding. Gains some steam but loses it again. (6:08)

Track Listing
1.Overture 5.Cactus
2.Before 6.After
3.During 7.Good Wood
4.Money 8.Snow Storm Coming
 9.The 3rd Sound