Personalities | Matthew Shipp | Contemporary Era | Jazz & Blues
(Piano, b. 1960)
A prolific recording artist, Shipp considers himself to be a follower of bassist William Parker, with whom he has worked on many projects including the David S. Ware’s Quartet. His keyboard style is rhythmically propulsive; he lays dense harmonic accompaniments for single-note instruments. In 1999 he contracted with Thirsty Ear Records to produce his own imprint, Series Bleu, featuring himself with associates including hip hop DJs and punk-rock bands.
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