Pastoral Composure is a moving album that is one of the highlights of Matthew Shipp's career. The pianist and composer are joined by trumpeter and flugelhorn player Roy Campbell, leading bassist William Parker and drummer Gerald Cleaver. Pastoral Composure is a necessary listen for fans. It is also one of Shipp's more accessible albums, making it great place to start for those interested in checking out this important modern jazz pianist.
Matthew Shipp- PIANO
Roy Campbell- TRUMPET, POCKET TRUMPET, FLUGEL HORN
William Parker- BASS
Gerald Cleaver- DRUMS
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