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.