Thursday, September 27, 2012

PDX Jazz @ Jimmy Mak's Presents...................

Shipp Trio

The Matthew Shipp Trio

Monday, October 15th @ 8 and 9:30pm

Photo Credit: Peter Gannushkin

2013 Portland Jazz Festival Lineup to be Announced at Show
PDX Jazz
, the presenting organization of the Portland Jazz Festival announces The Matthew Shipp Trio as part of the continuing PDX Jazz @ Jimmy Mak's series on Monday, October 15th @ 8 and 9:30pm. The 2013 U.S. Bank Portland Jazz Festival Presented by Alaska Airlines lineup will be announced. 

Shipp, an influential godfather figure in the New York Knitting Factory scene, will be making his first Portland area appearance in nearly 20 years. Drummer Whit Dickey and bassist Michael Bisio round out the trio. The pianist, who released his trio's latest album Elastic Aspects earlier this year, has been carving out a place in the jazz legacy since the mid-eighties. He has recorded on more than thirty albums and was a noted sideman in Roscoe Mitchell's Note Factory and the David S. Ware Quartet-the latter of which he was a member for 16 years, helping to earn the group raves as one of the greatest quartets of modern jazz-before deciding to focus on his own music as a solo performer and band leader.
In light of Shipp's latest release, the second with this trio's lineup following the acclaimed The Art of the Improviser, All About Jazz wrote, "Shipp has emerged as a truly original voice in modern jazz, with a readily identifiable touch, a gift for composing and improvising, and a growing discography which is starting to reflect the tremendous talent that those who have been seeing him live for years have been anxiously awaiting." 

Through constant gigging and exploration of a myriad of playing styles and formats over thirty years, the pianist has achieved a unique musical voice and a dynamic personality in the scene. His work on Hatology in the 1990's helped to solidify his status as a leading figure in jazz, but in 2000 Shipp really began to break out of standard convention. That year, Thirsty Ear Recordings invited Shipp to curate the label's new Blue Series. Under his guidance, this line of releases has served not only to expose burgeoning young musicians and highlight genre innovators, but has also pushed the envelope of what is considered "jazz" by featuring musicians such as DJ Spooky, Antipop Consortium, and Vernon Reid.

On Elastic Aspects, Shipp's piano interweaves among Bisio and Dickey's playing to create a space that alternately stretches and flexes each individual's prowess while remaining a cohesive unity. All About Jazz states, "It [Elastic Aspects] is truly moving music, full of emotion, passion, passion, spirituality, and tenderness," while DownBeat says, "the musicians' attunement to Shipp's structural and relational concerns renders his ideas with immaculate clarity."


The Matthew Shipp Trio
Monday October 15th
Set Times: 8 and 9:30pm

Matthew Shipp - Piano
Michael Bisio - Bass
Whit Dickey - Drums


Grégoire Maret
Tuesday, October 23rd 
Set Times: 8 and 9:30pm

Delfeayo Marsalis
Thursday, October 25th
Two Ticketed Show Times: 7 and 9:30pm

The Clayton Brothers Album Release Performance
in Celebration of The Gathering, Available Soon on ArtistShare

Thursday, November 8th
Two Ticketed Show Times: 7 and 9:30pm 
Ticketing Info:
To purchase tickets, visit:
PDX Jazz Members receive 10% off on Reserved Seating Only

Jimmy Mak's - (503) 295-6542
221 N.W. 10th Ave (between Davis and Everett), Portland, OR

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