Thanks to Chattanoogan.com for highlighting Thursday’s performance by Matt Shipp & Michael Bisio. This performance is a must for fans of contemporary jazz or an interest in one of the country’s most acclaimed pianists.
Flying Fingers Productions and the Shaking Ray Levi Society will present the Matthew Shipp / Michael Bisio Jazz Duo on Thursday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m. at Barking Legs Theater. Tickets are $15 in advance or at the door.
Review for Matthew Shipp and Michael Bisio:
Matthew Shipp is one of the most acclaimed jazz pianists of the past two decades, truly being one of the leading lights of a new generation of jazz giants. He has reached the holy grail of jazz in that he possesses a unique style that is all his own—and he’s one of the few in jazz that can say so today.
Having recorded over 40 albums as a leader or co-leader, Shipp has created pioneering work with hip-hop artists Antipop Consortium, DJ Spooky, and El-P, and has collaborated with notables such as Roscoe Mitchell (Art Ensemble of Chicago), William Parker and David S. Ware.
Michael Bisio has been a bassist for the Matthew Shipp Trio since 2009, invariably astounding audiences with the beauty of his tone and the intensity of his very personal musical language. His music has garnered 4 1/2 stars from DownBeat.