Piano Sutras

Matthew Shipp

"Piano Sutras" is a landmark release for Matthew Shipp whose accolades rank him as being one of the most universally acclaimed and brilliant pianists of his generation in addition to being one of the most original stylists in jazz history.

This solo recording is both breathtakingly beautiful, deeply compassionate and intellectually upending.

The singular energy Shipp brings to the piano easily matches that of a sweaty punk band, but it’s more than just visceral: from reflective and melodic to broad and open and approachable. It’s all proof positive that whenever Matt Shipp touches a piano, he leaves his fingerprints on the keys.

If you want to know where Jazz is in the present and where it will be in the future, all you have to do is listen to this release. A tour de force.


Matthew Shipp: Piano


1 Piano Sutras 4:46
2 Cosmic Shuffle 5:55
3 Surface To Curve 3:48
4 Blue To A Point 4:50
5 Cosmic Dust 2:57
6 Giant Steps
7 Uncreated Light 3:48
8 Fragment Of A Whole 4:34
9 Space Bubble 4:32
10 Nefertiti
11 Angelic Brain Cell 5:49
12 Silent Cube 3:45
13 The Indivisible 3:58