The Matthew Shipp/Michael Bisio Duo in Concert
Carriage Barn Concert Series—Spring 2019
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | The Carriage Barn Concert Series at Bennington College welcomes jazz duo Matthew Shipp (piano) and Michael Bisio (bass).
The Matthew Shipp / Michael Bisio Duo has performed throughout the US and Europe, including NYC, London, Dublin, and Seattle. They have two highly-acclaimed duo recordings: Floating Ice (Relative Pitch) and Live in Seattle (Arena Music Promotion).
2019 marks a decade of continuous creation for the two in various formats. Recent highlights include trio performances at Newport Jazz Festival, the Buenos Aries Jazz Fest, and a sold out performance at Carnegie Hall. In the last ten years, Bisio and Shipp have appeared on eighteen records together. Signature (February 2019) is their newest release on the groundbreaking and historic label, ESP.
"Superbly recorded at Parkwest Studios in Brooklyn, Floating Ice is a revealing portrait of two master improvisers engaged in spontaneous discourse, with every nuance of their attentive interplay captured in minute detail. A testament to their shared chemistry..." - Troy Collins, All About Jazz
"They play music with the structure and heft of composition, but it's spontaneous. That is remarkable. These are two at the top of the era and they behave like it on this wonderful disk. It's beyond category. Avant, sure. But essential no matter what you call it. Piano-bass duets? Call it that. This is our music today and they are making some of the best!" —Grego Applegate Edwards, Gapplegate Music Review
"On 'Supernova' a rich, haunting web-like section has Matt playing these majestic chords while Michael bows gorgeous harmonies underneath. The total effect is most mesmerizing. From the beginning to the end, this is an outstanding disc that works well on all levels." - Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery
Photo credit: Charles Graham