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Matthew Shipp - Equilibrium album download

Matthew Shipp - Equilibrium album download

Matthew Shipp
Free Jazz,Avant-Garde Jazz,Jazz Instrument,Piano Jazz,Post-Bop
July, 2002
Recording location:
Sorcerer Sound
MP3 archive size:
1115 mb
FLAC archive size:
1570 mb
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Equilibrium is an album by American jazz pianist Matthew Shipp recorded in 2002 and released on Thirsty Ear. According to Shipp, this fourth Blue Series record is a synthesis of what he learned from all their other albums in the series. He continues exploring beat elements with modern jazz.

Here is yet another chapter in Thirsty Ear's provocative and consistently excellent Blue Series. Equilibrium is a more complex extension of Shipp's last album for the label, the stunning Nu Bop. Here, employing the talents of bassist William Parker, drummer Gerald Cleaver, vibraphonist Khan Jamal, and electronics and programming whiz FLAM, Shipp moves to extend the reach of all of his previous musical excursions by putting them all to work on a single recording.

Equilibrium (Matthew Shipp album). It's not his most passionate work, but it's the closest to perfect, so precisely constructed that every note invites attention.

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Last year, pianist Matthew Shipp stomped across the college charts with the funked up Nu-Bop, a jazz album augmented with beats and synths. He's not the only top-drawer jazzbo making serious use of electronica; more and more bands are mixing the acoustic with the electric and the improvised with the processed, from labelmates Spring Heel Jack to the glitched-up fusion of Norway's Jaga Jazzist. His latest disc, Equilibrium, also uses the synth work and production of FLAM (Chris Flam). But instead of pushing the electronics and making a funkier, nastier successor to his hit, this new disc feels like nothing so much as the Modern Jazz Quartet. FLAM's additions are more subtle, and instead of a horn player, the rotating sideman this time is Khan Jamal, whose stately, ringing vibraphone perfectly complements Shipp's pensive lines.

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This album has an average beat per minute of 112 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 74/167 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Equilibrium. BPM Profile Equilibrium. Album starts at 155BPM, ends at 78BPM (-77), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Matthew Shipp.

Shipp's exploration of repetition at times both mirrors the studio manipulations effected by DJ Spooky on Optometry's players and echoes Miles Davis's 70s groups and their live exploration of Teo Macero's studio cut and pastes. However the overall impression is of an impassioned chamber jazz, more conventional than some of the musics mapped out less self-consciously in recent years by European musicians.

Matthew Shipp (born December 7, 1960) is an American pianist, composer and bandleader. Shipp was raised in Wilmington, Delaware, and began playing piano at six years old. His mother was a friend of trumpeter Clifford Brown. He was strongly attracted to jazz, but also played in rock groups while in high school. Shipp attended the University of Delaware for one year, then the New England Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Joe Maneri.

Track List

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 Equilibrium Matthew Shipp Matthew Shipp 3:44
2 Vamp to Vibe Matthew Shipp Matthew Shipp 5:20
3 Nebula Theory Matthew Shipp Matthew Shipp 5:25
4 Cohesion Matthew Shipp Matthew Shipp 6:36
5 World of Blue Glass Matthew Shipp Matthew Shipp 5:26
6 Portal Matthew Shipp Matthew Shipp 1:13
7 The Root Matthew Shipp Matthew Shipp 5:04
8 The Key Matthew Shipp Matthew Shipp 4:12
9 Nu Matrix Matthew Shipp Matthew Shipp 4:01
  • One of my favourite records by this visionary piano master. Like that other classic from the same period (Nu Bop), it is both very accessible and très avant garde ... which has always been one of Shipp's great strengths. Mysterious and Groovy, Equilibrium is the right title for this little masterpiece.