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Critical Mass
Matthew Shipp
Critical Mass
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop
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All Artists: Matthew Shipp
Title: Critical Mass
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Thirsty Ear
Original Release Date: 3/19/1996
Re-Release Date: 6/22/1995
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop
Style: Avant Garde & Free Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 700432130329

CD Reviews

A worthy addition to the Matthew Shipp canon
A. Benjamin | Goodwell, OK United States | 02/05/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is one of Shipp's mid-90s efforts, accompanied by Mat Maneri (v), William Parker (b), and Whit Dickey (d). Parker and Dickey play a seemingly understated (mostly) background role on this album, pushing Maneri's violin and Shipp's piano playing to the foreground. Overall, the tone of the album is dark. The more tense moments (especially the title track and "Density and Eucharist") might fit nicely as soundtrack material for a suspense film. The middle track ("Virgin Complex") has a meditative, mournful quality to it. The interplay between the musicians is fantastic, and the pieces continue to reveal more of themselves with repeated listening."