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Elastic Aspects

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Released  2012
Length  48:44
Broken Partials (2011)  Elastic Aspects (2012)
Label  Thirsty Ear Recordings
Recorded  July 8, 2011
Producer  Peter Gordon
Release date  2012
Genre  Jazz
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Studio  Systems Two, New York City
Artists  Matthew Shipp, Michael Bisio, Whit Dickey
Matthew Shipp albums  Art of the Improviser, The Conduct of Jazz, Piano Sutras, Rex - Wrecks & XXX, Piano Vortex

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Elastic Aspects is an album by American jazz pianist Matthew Shipp recorded in 2011 and released on Thirsty Ear's Blue Series. It was the debut studio recording by the trio with Michael Bisio on bass and Whit Dickey on drums, following a live performance included in Art of the Improviser.


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In a review for JazzTimes Mike Shanley notes that "His playing here, and especially on the solo tracks, has a lyrical, delicate quality that should surprise anyone expecting more familiar avant-garde moves, like heavy thunder from the bottom of the keyboard."

The All About Jazz review by John Sharpe states "Shipp sounds like no-one else, with a style characterized by abrupt contrasts of crystalline delicacy rubbing shoulders with dissonant depth charges and insistent circular motifs."

The Down Beat review by Bill Meyer says that "Elastic Aspects can be seen as a companion piece to its predecessor in the way that it very explicitly breaks down the components of his trio music and isolates how they interact."

Track listing

All compositions by Matthew Shipp
  1. "Alternative Aspects" – 2:19
  2. "Aspects" – 0:27
  3. "Psychic Counterpart" – 4:47
  4. "Frame Focus" – 3:52
  5. "Flow Chart" – 1:30
  6. "Mute Voice" – 3:12
  7. "Explosive Aspects" – 3:19
  8. "Raw Materials" – 5:30
  9. "Rainforest" – 5:08
  10. "Stage 10" – 3:12
  11. "Dimension" – 3:24
  12. "Elastic Aspects" – 4:30
  13. "Elastic Eye" – 7:36


  • Matthew Shipp - piano
  • Michael Bisio – bass
  • Whit Dickey – drums
  • Songs

    1Alternative Aspects2:19
    3Psychic Counterpart4:47


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