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Matthew Shipp Trio

1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 12 November 2012

Jez Nelson presents Matthew Shipp, the masterful and somewhat outspoken pianist, live in concert with his trio at the London Jazz Festival.

Matthew Shipp's career has spanned everything from the avant-garde through to hip hop and electronica. First rising to prominence as a sideman with saxophonist David S. Ware's quartet and Roscoe Mitchell's Note Factory, Shipp has since concentrated on leading his own projects and has also participated in some unexpected collaborations - including with hip hop's Antipop Consortium and DJ Spooky.

Despite returning to the more traditional trio setting, Shipp's playing remains ever-progressive. The individual voices of the band - featuring Michael Bisio on bass and Whit Dickey on drums - ebb and flow in and out of conversation, creating music that touches on the more delicate side of classical and avant-garde influences.

Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producers: Peggy Sutton & Russell Finch.

Music Played

8 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Adventures in Sound preview – MeTaL​-​O​-​PHoNe, recorded live at Café Oto, London on 10 November 2012

    • Line-up: Benjamin Flament (vibraphone), Joachim Florent (bass), Elie Duris (drums)

    • Image for Metal-O-Phone

      Metal-O-Phone Frits

      Composer: Benjamin Flament

    • Image for Metal-O-Phone

      Metal-O-Phone Playtime

      Composer: Joachim Florent

  • Matthew Shipp Trio, recorded live at the Vortex, London on 10 November 2012

    • Line-up: Matthew Shipp (piano), Michael Bisio (double bass), Whit Dickey (drums)

    • Image for Matthew Shipp Trio
  • Trish Clowes and Chris Montague, recorded live at Ronnie Scott's, London on 9 November 2012

    • Line-up: Trish Clowes (tenor saxophone) and Chris Montague (electric guitar)

    • Image for Trish Clowes and Chris Montague

      Trish Clowes and Chris Montague The Master And Margarita

      Composer: Trish Clowes

    • Image for Trish Clowes and Chris Montague

      Trish Clowes and Chris Montague On/Off

      Composer: Trish Clowes


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