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October 10, 2012

PDX Jazz brings Matthew Shipp Trio to Portland

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Thanks to PDX Jazz Matthew Shipp and his Trio will be performing two sets at Jimmy Mak's (8pm and 9:30pm) on Monday, October 15th.  I will be there and so should you.  Shipp is pivotal in Modern Jazz and allows Free and Avant-Garde Jazz to maintain relevance in new music.  I can talk and talk about how important he is to contemporary Jazz, but if you're reading this blog chances are you already know.

From PDX Jazz:

PDX Jazz and Jimmy Mak’s present the Matthew Shipp Trio 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.
Earlier this year Shipp released a studio album entitled Elastic Aspects with Michael Bisio on bass, and Whit Dickey on drums.  This recording follows the lineup's first release, a live album called Art of the Improvisor.  Shipp's style has a wide range under the Free Jazz umbrella.  This Trio date should offer an intimate glance into the pianist/composer's technique and concepts. 
You can also wet your whistle with this...

The Matthew Shipp Trio
Monday - October 15th
Set Times - 8 & 9:30pm
Advance Tickets
PDX Jazz is also presenting a film screening during the NW Film Center's 2012 Reel Music Festival.  If seeing the Matthew Shipp Trio live on Monday isn't enough Jazz for you, be sure to visit the Mission Theater that Wednesday, the 17th, for a special double feature of Sonny Rollins: Behind the Notes, and Ornette: Made in America.  

I had the opportunity to see Ornette:Made in America at the 2008 edition of the Reel Music Fest.  It's worth noting that seeing this in its entirety is a special treat, and I wouldn't miss this chance to see it on the big screen. 

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