Piano Vortex

Matthew Shipp

Matthew Shipp, stepping away from his electronic proclivities, delves deep into the original format that first gave birth to the very idea of jazz itself: the absolute freedom of an acoustic session.

Joined by Whit Dickey on drums and Joe Morris on bass, Matthew’s compositions ring with fresh new material that shows his expansive musical vocabulary.

His trademark piano playing is, as always, beyond par, and the bass/drum interplay is nothing short of a deep musical conversation.. The real star is Shipp and his piano. This album is a testament to Shipp’s uncontested mastery of the instrument.

This is a must for all fans of free jazz.


Matthew Shipp - Piano
Whit Dickey - Drums
Joe Morris - Bass


Piano Vortex
The New Circumstance
Nooks and Corners
Sliding Through Space
Quivering With Speed
Slips Through The Fingers
To Vitalize