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Matthew Shipp Trio
Matthew Shipp, Piano
Michael Bisio, Bass
Newman Taylor Baker, Drums
“The Matthew Shipp trio these days is like a train that is ever arriving as it ever departs for destinations not yet known. The three in tandem exemplify what the improvisatory arts are all about when they are in their purest state. There can be no final destination because the track extends outwards into infinity.”- Grego Applegate Edwards
David Ornette Cherry with S. Renee Mitchell
David Ornette Cherry has played with some of the great jazz artists of our times -Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, S. Renee Mitchell, Ed Blackwell, Jim Pepper, Justo Almario, Dwight Trible, Kamau Daaood, Billy Higgins, Charlie Haden, and his father , the late, great jazz trumpeter Don Cherry. His Organic Nation has toured Europe, US, and Japan. Cherry also has composed music for theatre and dance. Recently Cherry received a RACC grant to stage his music/ storytelling evening, The Organic Nation Listening Club, a tribute to his Watts upbringing. He received an OAC grant to travel to Finland for a composing residency, also received a Rauschenberg residency in 2014.CD releases includes: We Hear Too Fast, It Could Be Different, Ensemble for Improvisors, The Silence We Hear, among others.