Friday, January 12, 2018

Roscoe Mitchell & Matthew Shipp - Accelerated Projection (ROGUEART 2018)

Roscoe Mitchell, member of AACM from its early stage and founding member of Art Ensemble of Chicago is a living legend, a national treasure, involved in whether it as a solo, a duet, an ensemble or a classical music situation. Matthew Shipp, definitely a legend in his own right as well, play in many configurations witnessing his impressively brilliant creative devolvement. The experience seeing these musicians play live is equivalent to seeing/hearing Bach, Beethoven and Chopin play live if such a thing were still possible.

Here we are holding the gift of a recording of them playing together in duet. And what a gift it is! -Yuko Otomo, excerpt from the liner notes.

Accelerated Projection I (4:37)
Accelerated Projection II (2:22)
Accelerated Projection III (3:14)
Accelerated Projection IV (6:59)
Accelerated Projection V (6:16)
Accelerated Projection VI (13:33)
Accelerated Projection VII (8:56)

Roscoe Mitchell: alto & soprano saxophones, flute
Matthew Shipp: piano