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2 Z (album)

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Released  1996
Length  44:00
2-Z (1996)  The Flow of X (1997)
Release date  1996
Recorded  August 15, 1995
Label  2.13.61
Artist  Matthew Shipp
Genre  Jazz
2-Z (album) httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediaen9972Z
Studio  Seltzer Sound, New York City
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2-Z is an album by American jazz pianist Matthew Shipp with AACM saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell, which was recorded in 1995 and released on the 2.13.61 label. Shipp played previously with Mitchell's Note Factory on the album This Dance Is for Steve McCall, but 2-Z represents their first collaboration with Shipp as a leader.



In his review for AllMusic, Chris Kelsey states "The men speak the same language —albeit with slightly different accents— and they communicate quite well. A nice record." The Penguin Guide to Jazz says about the album that "is a meeting of generations, and Shipp sounds respectful and happy to take second place for much ot it, constantly searching for some normative path that might hint at a tonal centre."

Track listing

All compositions by Matthew Shipp and Roscoe Mitchell
  1. "2-Z" – 3:11
  2. "2-Z-2" – 4:03
  3. "2-Z-3" – 4:45
  4. "2-Z-4" – 3:47
  5. "2-Z-5" – 2:53
  6. "2-Z-6" – 2:46
  7. "2-Z-7" – 2:40
  8. "2-Z-8" – 4:13
  9. "2-Z-9" – 2:54
  10. "2-Z-10" – 6:02
  11. "2-Z-11 (The Physics of Angels)" – 6:46


  • Matthew Shipp - piano
  • Roscoe Mitchell – alto sax, soprano sax
  • References

    2-Z (album) Wikipedia

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