01. Blue Transport System 5:31
02. Trance Frame 2:02
03. Phantom Journey 5:32
04. Dark Sea Negative Charge 6:11
05. The Dimension 3:57
06. Loop 3:39
07. The Unidentifiable 7:10
08. Virgin Psych Space 1 0:40
09. Virgin Psych Space 2 4:54
10. Regeneration 4:39
11. New Heaven and New Earth 10:31
opakowanie: digipack + liner notes
Credits: Matthew Shipp, piano; Michael Bisio, bass; Newman Taylor Baker, drums.
Starting in the bebop era, the piano-bass-drums lineup has been the most classic jazz format in which the piano is featured, accumulating the weight of history and critical expectations. In this setting, a non-mainstream player such as Shipp can infiltrate Newport Jazz Festival, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and other Establishment bastions in a familiar format and then unleash his ideas on audiences that might not normally be exposed to his style. Thanks to hearing it in the communal language of the piano trio, they can better understand the message the Matthew Shipp Trio has to deliver – “Mr. Shipp’s predilection for finding fertile ground between accessibility and abstraction,” as Larry Blumenfeld wrote in The Wall Street Journal.
Mr. Shipp says, "The piano trio is such a basic configuration in jazz, and it is an honor to take a well-explored area and apply my imagination to it to see where we can go—it helps that my trio mates are great." Shipp, Bisio, and Baker convened at Shipp's favorite recording venue last year looking to pursue a new direction. The result is both distinctively Shippian yet a further evolution of the group’s sound.