Skip to main content

Jazz Great Matthew Shipp at Lula Lounge Toronto March 10 2013

From a media release:

Rough Idea, The Music Gallery and Lula Music and Arts Centre collaborate for the first time to present jazz giant, Matthew Shipp performing with drummer Whit Dickey and bassist Michael Bisio.
Lula Lounge
March 10, 2013
Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
1585 Dundas Street West, Toronto  416 588 0307
$20  adv @, $25 @ the door, $15 for Music Gallery members.

TORONTO - One of the great exponents of progressive African-American jazz over the last 30 years, Matthew Shipp returns to Toronto with his trio on March 10.

Shipp is an internationally renowned player, improviser and pioneer of new electronic tools with jazz. His vision has uplifted many careers in his work as a curator for one of the great modern-day jazz labels, the eclectic and experimental Thirsty Ear. Simply put, he is one of the first names which comes to mind in any conversation about jazz in the last 20 years.

His recently released "Greatest Hits" was named one of the 15 jazz albums to look out for in 2013 by NPR Jazz.

Shipp moved to New York City from his native Delaware in his early twenties. Gaining prominence for his work with the David S. Ware quartet and Roscoe Mitchell's Note Factory, Shipp quickly became one of the leading lights on the New York free jazz scene.

With an impressive discography spanning two decades, Shipp has worked with modern-day jazz titans such as William Parker, Joe Morris, Darius Jones and Susie Ibarra.

In recent years Shipp's collaboration with DJ Spooky brought his work to the attention of new audiences for hip hop, ambient music and noise.

His current trio features Whit Dickey, his partner in Ware's legendary quartet for many years, and Michael Bisio. Their initial recording was 2011's "The Art Of The Improviser" which was followed up by "Elastic Aspects" (Thirtsty Ear) in 2012.

"A galvanizing force among the heirs to jazz's avant-garde movement of the 1960s [who has done] more than just about any other figure of his generation to uphold and advance a jazz aesthetic built upon free improvisation."  -  Andrew Gilbert, The Boston Globe

"For many years now [Shipp] has been seen as one of the key improvisers taking the music forward by creating a language of his own, at once very abstract yet tender."  Stephen Graham, Jazzwise

Piano Trios don't come any better than this.  - All About Jazz


Popular posts from this blog

Film News - imagineNATIVE Embargo Collective at the Berlin Film Fest

Hot Off the Presses:
(and gosh, doesn't that expression sound quaint these days?)

to have its European Premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival 2010
(Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin 11.-21.02.10)

(Toronto, February 3rd, 2010) The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is pleased to announce the official selection of the festival’s Embargo Collective programme for the Forum Expanded section of this year’s Berlin International Film Festival. This programme of works was commissioned by the imagineNATIVE festival for its 10th anniversary and will have its European premiere Monday, February 15th, 8.30pm at Cinema Arsenal 2 and a repeat screening Wednesday, February 17th, 4pm at CinemaxX 6.

Curated by imagineNATIVE’s Artistic Director Danis Goulet, the Embargo Collective is an international group of seven Indigenous artists at the forefront of the changing global landscape of Indigenous cinema. Inspired by Lars von Trier’s The Five Obstructi…

Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company Spring 2013 Toronto Performances

From a media release:

The new season brings
Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company
to new heights and new audiences

March 20-24, 2013 - A Night in Madrid
April 25-28, 2013 - Annual Toronto Season - World Premiere of Portales

TORONTO : Following on the heels of Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company's (EESDC) 30th anniversary year where its production Aguas/Waters was named one of the top five dance shows of 2012 by NOW Magazine, the early months of 2013 are full of excitement and possibility for Esmeralda and the company, which brings the finest flamenco and Spanish Classical Dance to Toronto stages.

March 20-24, 2013 - A Night in Madrid
Company dancers Esmeralda Enrique and Paloma Cortés perform Spanish Classical dance with the celebrated Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir for A Night in Madrid featuring the Iberian flavoured music of composer Luigi Boccherini who made his home in Spain. His work is infused with the sounds of Spanish and gypsy folk music.

March 20-24 …

Guitar Rock | Happy Freuds - Echo Of Sounds Independent: May 31, 2019

Guitar Rock
Happy Freuds - Echo Of Sounds
Independent: May 31, 2019
Stream/Buy on Bandcamp
Stream it on Spotify

With tight musicians and intriguing lyrics, Happy Freuds delivers high energy guitar rock with stylistic flair on Echo Of Sounds, their debut release. Produced with a minimum of overdubs or fixes, the album consists of a mix of original material, rearrangements of works from others and selected, less known, classic rock.

A kinetic rhythm section is the bones of the music, offering interesting patterns that augment sometimes unexpected harmonic changes. It's brainy rock, in other words, meant for music lovers who can appreciate the quality. Teo's vocals are raspy and expressive, growly when necessary - perfect for the musical mode. Teo also covers lead guitar, adapt at ear worm leads, with a tone that can be clean or dirty as required

Their sound ranges from straight up hard rock in tracks like The Mountain to the pop-flavoured acoustic Background Noise and folky To …