Introducing Matthew Shipp – is Jazz dead?

Photo by Edvard Vlanders


Jazz pianist Matthew Shipp, who after moving to New York in 1984 quickly became one of the leading lights in the New York jazz scene. discusses the world of Jazz and his work with Dusty from Culture Catch. In this video he is performing Matmos.



Matthew Shipp Quartet – Surface and Dream – Excertp No. 2 [Vision Festival 2003]

Matthew Shipp : piano
Daniel Carter : alto saxophone
William Parker : bass
Gerald Cleaver : drums

Recorded live at the Vision Festival 2003:



Matthew Ship and his band in action 12 years ago:

Roy Campbell, Jr.: trumpet flugelhorn
Daniel Carter: alto saxophone
Matthew Shipp: piano
William Parker: bass
Rashid Bakr: drums

Context Studios, NYC, March 6, 1998.



Please read also Ornette Coleman’s interview by John Kruth in DBDBD.