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Parker, Evan & Matthew Shipp / Abbey Road Duos
Album:Abbey Road Duos Collection:Jazz
Artist:Parker, Evan & Matthew Shipp Added:12/2007
Label:Treader 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-12-31 Pull Date:2008-03-03 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:2 Mar3 Feb27 Jan20 Jan13 Jan6 Jan
Airplays:311123

 Recent Airplay
1.Feb 29, 2008:Memory Select
Alto Suite 3
4.Feb 01, 2008:Memory Select
Tenor Suite 2
2.Feb 29, 2008:No Cover, No Minimum
Tenor Suite 3
5.Jan 23, 2008:Baptism of Solitude
Alto Suite 2
3.Feb 27, 2008:Baptism of Solitude
Alto Suite 2
6.Jan 16, 2008:Baptism of Solitude
Alto Suite 2

Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2008-01-19 
EVAN PARKER & MATTHEW SHIPP: Abbey Road Duos
Treader, 2007

Sax/piano duets from a pair of avant-garde stars: the first half of the disc has Parker on tenor, then he switches to soprano (despite the “Alto Suite” title). Moods range from art-gallery cool to dense and complex. Fantastic interplay, easily recommended to all out-jazz fans. Wow.

All outstanding. Fo’s Picks: 2, 3, 4, 6

1. 6:33 – cool & reserved, formal with lots of space, a philosophical argument
2. 4:02 – scribbly sax, staccato piano whiz by in short bursts & tangled strands
3. 6:22 – piano tiptoes while sax muses, flirts with various rhythms and stomps
4. 5:13 – staccato, piano self-dialogue against sax squeaks & gnarled phrases
5. 5:45 – icy and vast: mournful sax, disconnected piano/piano string phrases
6. 6:56 – fast sax scribbles & strolls as piano searches & storms, intense end
7. 3:29 – very slow and sparse, phrases hang in mid-air
8. 2:35 – quiet but busy, as sax & piano flit about, gets louder & more insistent

[ Fo ] 19-Jan-08


Track Listing
1.Tenor Suite 1 5.Alto Suite 1
2.Tenor Suite 2 6.Alto Suite 2
3.Tenor Suite 3 7.Alto Suite 3
4.Tenor Suite 4 8.Alto Suite 4