Wed, July 9, 2014
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2014-07-09 8:00 pm
Matthew Shipp + Michael Bisio at Outpost 186
Matthew Shipp – piano / Michael Bisio – bass
"It's free-jazz, but full of melody, and every sound counts." (****) - John Fordham, The Guardian
"The music created by Michael Bisio and Matthew Shipp on "Floating Ice" demands your attention and deserves it. The 2 musicians know each other well and that friendship gives them the freedom to make music that goes in many directions (and never gets lost.) " steptempest.blogspot.com/search?q=floating+Ice
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"They play music with the structure and heft of composition, but it's spontaneous. That is remarkable.
These are two at the top of the era and they behave like it on this wonderful disk. It's beyond category. Avant, sure. But essential no matter what you call it. Piano-bass duets? Call it that. This is our music today and they are making some of the best!" - Grego Applegate Edwards
"Superbly recorded at Parkwest Studios in Brooklyn, Floating Ice is a revealing portrait of two master improvisers engaged in spontaneous discourse, with every nuance of their attentive interplay captured in minute detail. A testament to their shared chemistry, this session suggests the beginning of a long and fruitful collaboration." - Troy Collins
$20 or b/o
Outpost 186, 186 1/2 Hampshire St.