Tracking The Odds: Matthew Shipp Trio
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Produced by Roulette Intermedium.
A live concert by the Matthew Shipp Trio, recorded January 22, 2004 as part of the Roulette Concert Series held at the Thalia Theater in Manhattan. The Trio features Shipp on piano, William Parker on bass, and Whit Dickey on drums. Shipp is widely praised for his synthesis of jazz traditions both as a pianist and composer. From Delaware, Shipp moved to New York in 1984, and has been very active since the early 1990s, appearing on dozens of albums as a leader, sideman, or producer. He was initially most active in free jazz, and his collaborative spirit and adventurous nature has lead to projects in genres including contemporary classical, hip hop and electronica. A bonus track of Shipp with the Anti-Pop Consortium entitled SVP, from their 2013 release, closes out the program.
Tracking The Odds: The Roulette Concert Archive is a monthly hour-long radio special produced by Roulette Intermedium (roulette.org) and broadcast in partnership with Wave Farm’s WGXC 90.7-FM. The broadcasts feature selected highlights from Roulette’s New York experimental music space dating from the early 1980s to the present. Thousands of rare, formative, and often unheard recordings by innovators and adventurous musicians populate the archive. Tracking The Odds airs the third Thursday of each month at 1am and is archived at wavefarm.org.
Founded in 1978, Roulette operates a 400-seat concert hall on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn with a focus on experimental and unorthodox music and performance across all genres and media. It's archive of thousands of audio and video recordings is currently being restored.