Matthew Shipp Matthew Shipp

Matthew Shipp was born December 7, 1960 in Wilmington, Delaware. He started piano at 5 years old with the regular piano lessons most kids have experienced. He fell in love with jazz at 12 years old. After moving to New York in 1984 he quickly became one of the leading lights in the New York jazz scene. He was a sideman in the David S. Ware quartet and also for Roscoe Mitchell's Note Factory before making the decision to concentrate on his own music.

Mr Shipp has reached the holy grail of jazz in that he possesses a unique style on his instrument that is all of his own- and he's one of the few in jazz that can say so.

Mr. Shipp has recorded a lot of albums with many labels but his two most enduring relationships have been with two labels. In the 1990s he recorded a number of chamber jazz albums with Hatology, a group of recordings that charted a new course for jazz that, to this day, the jazz world has not realized. In the 2000s Mr Shipp has been curator and director of the label Thirsty Ear's “Blue Series” and has also recorded for them. In this collection of recordings he has generated a whole body of work that is visionary, far reaching and many faceted.

Matthew Shipp is truly one of the leading lights of a new generation of jazz giants.


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Album Signature by Matthew Shipp

Signature

ESP Disk
2019

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Album Skin And Bones by Matthew Shipp

Skin And Bones

Not Two Records
2019

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Album New American Songbooks, Volume 2 by Matthew Shipp

New American...

Pleasure Of Text Records
2019

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Album Sonic Fiction by Matthew Shipp

Sonic Fiction

ESP Disk
2018

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Album Symbol Systems by Matthew Shipp

Symbol Systems

Hat Hut Records
2018

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Thesis

Thesis

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