New discs from James Brandon Lewis and Vijay Iyer merit serious attention from admirers of improvised music.
Jazz Album Reviews: Matthew Shipp — A Splendidly Many-Sided Pianist
Three recordings that testify to the chameleonic power of the (usually) avant-garde pianist Matthew Shipp.
Jazz Album Reviews: Matthew Shipp and Whit Dickey — Unrepentant Proponents of Free Jazz
Decades on, Matthew Shipp and Whit Dickey have grown into mature models of how to keep the faith when following an idiosyncratic muse.