LIVE: The Matthew Shipp Trio @ the Arts Center of the Capital Region, 4/1/10

April 7th, 2010, 3:43 pm by Greg

Matthew Shipp

Matthew Shipp

In conjunction with the opening reception for the multi-media exhibition, “Freedom Through Collective Improvisation: iEAR Presents! Free Jazz from the Sanctuary,” the Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy played host to a free-wheeling concert by the Matthew Shipp Trio.

Casually dressed, Shipp slipped in behind the grand piano, looked quickly at his band mates and with a nod of his head launched into two flowing sets of collective improvisation and in-the-moment dynamic collaboration. Drummer Whit Dickey and bassist Michael Bisio were much more than just a backing rhythm section – they were musical explorers right alongside Shipp.

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