Matthew Shipp Trio Comes To The Historic Bohemian Caverns, Washington DC on November 6th


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Pianist Matthew Shipp is one of the hottest items in the New York City jazz scene. He offers a vibe that is distinguished with intriguing and challenging displays.

The Matthew Shipp Trio will perform sets at 7:00 and 8:30 PM to be followed by an informal kick-off and toast to the new project, The Composer: An Independent Film.

Shipp's expansive work in a trio format is highlighted with long time rhythm section from drummer Whit Dickey. Texturally, Dickey brings everything from a raspy murmur of brushes to a fierce bashing of cymbals with his interactions, creating a dialogue with both bass and piano. To add to this mix is the extremely gifted Michael Bisio, on bass, who is a genuine stylist dazzling on his instrument. Both Dickey and Bisio are seasoned improvisers and leaders in the own rights, bringing to the trio a level of creatively of exquisite styling.

According to Barbara Januszkiewicz, Shipp's partner in his upcoming short-film endeavor The Composer, “Shipp's hauntingly beautiful composition and the way he expands upon the traditional idea of a jazz piano-bass-drums trio, as he does on this year's 'Art of the Improvisers,' showcases Shipp's faultless technique. Shipp's ability to respond quickly and creatively to all types of high-level artistic dialogues is impressively commanding."

Shipp has been a long been a member of saxophonist David S. Ware's quartet. He has recorded or performed with many musicians, including William Parker, DJ Spooky, Joe Morris, Daniel Carter, Roscoe Mitchell, Mat Maneri, High Priest and Beans of Antipop Consortium, and El-P.

Shipp, has been continuously improving his repertoire from touring the world, writing new compositions and currently collaborating with Washington DC multi-media artist Barbara Januszkiewicz. Together they are exploring a new territory through an avant-garde film called “The Composer with Matthew Shipp/ Barb Januszkiewicz."

The Composer is an independent film highlighting the relationship between a pianist and his instrument.

The film will be created by these two artists, Shipp and Januszkiewicz, who are solely committed to their crafts.

The independent nature of this project will allow them to express themselves in an honest and innovative way.

Conceptually based on the idea of witnessing creativity at its highest form, both in execution and subject matter.

This fusion of two incredible artistic talents poise this film to have great potential in becoming a breakout art piece.

Transpararent Production presents monthly fall 2011 series of Sunday performances. With Transparent Productions, 100% your door and CD sale proceeds support these artists.

Separate admission sets at 7:00PM and 8:30PM.

$20 per person advanced / $25 per person at the door.

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