Critical Mass Pianist-composer Matthew Shipp attains a rare equilibrium with William Parker (bass), Whit Dickey (drums), and Mat Maneri (violin) in the Matthew Shipp Quartet. This is… Critical Mass Pianist-composer Matthew Shipp attains a rare equilibrium with William Parker (bass), Whit Dickey (drums), and Mat Maneri (violin) in the Matthew Shipp Quartet. This is… Matthew Shipp Quartet Jazz
Music Review

Critical Mass (1995)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Lead Performance: Matthew Shipp Quartet; Genre: Jazz

Pianist-composer Matthew Shipp attains a rare equilibrium with William Parker (bass), Whit Dickey (drums), and Mat Maneri (violin) in the Matthew Shipp Quartet. This is a unit, not the conventional leader-backed-by-sidemen. Their dense ruminations possess unshakable integrity on Critical Mass. B+

Originally posted May 19, 1995 Published in issue #275 May 19, 1995 Order article reprints
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