Shipp, Matthew Trio / Harmonic Disorder
Album:Harmonic Disorder Collection:Jazz
Artist:Shipp, Matthew Trio Added:Jan 2009
Label:Thirsty Ear Communication 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-02-08 Pull Date:2009-04-12 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Mar 29Mar 22Mar 15Mar 8Mar 1Feb 22Feb 15

Recent Airplay
1.Mar 27, 2009:Emphysema For Emphasis
Zo Number 2
4.Mar 13, 2009:Memory Select
When The Curtain Falls On The Jazz Theatre
2.Mar 20, 2009:Memory Select
Harmonic Disorder
5.Mar 06, 2009:Emphysema For Emphasis
Zo Number 2
3.Mar 20, 2009:Emphysema For Emphasis
Zo Number 2
6.Mar 04, 2009:The Heart of KZSU

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-02-07 
Piano-led jazz with thick, dark chords, often a heavy feel, but also plenty of fast, brisk moments.

Often resembles straight jazz -- 1,4,8,10,13
But can pile on the weirdness too -- 2,3,11,12

It's all acoustic, with none of the electronica dabblings Shipp has been into. I love the rattly wood sound of Joe Morris' bass. Whit Dickey on drums adds a chattery jazz feel.

1- Upbeat, skippy patterns. Plinky.
2- Sudden and chaotic, fast. An exhiliarating jumble, although you do wonder if there's planning to it or just flailing.
3- Slowish, heavy. Like a very dark club jazz. A rambling little journey.
4- Mid/fast, crystalline, open. Eventually, familiar chords bubble up.
5- Creeping rainy-day comfort
6- Scattery skipping, a light kind of fast chaos
7- Dark repeating riff. Short, but with some awesome drums.
8- Sinister but catchy, darkly tuneful. Nearly straight club-jazz soloing.
9- Quirkily bluesy, sparse. Playful. Oversaturates in spots?
10- Soft and lush, but in a rather heavy way.
11- Fast spewing. Gets thunderous. Nifty drum solo.
12- Slow, heavy. Lots of bowed bass.
13- Brisk and swingy
14- Heavy hard pounding, violent and slow.

Track Listing
1.Gng 8.Roe
2.There Will Never Be Another You 9.Orb
3.Harmonic Disorder 10.Compost
4.Someday My Prince Will Come 11.Zo Number 2
5.Mel Chi 2 12.Quantum Waves
6.Mr. Jm 13.Light
7.Mel Chi 1 14.When The Curtain Falls On The Jazz Theatre