Strata (Matthew Shipp album)

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Strata
Studio album by Matthew Shipp
Released 1998
Recorded December 14, 1997
Sorcerer Sound, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 58:48
Label hatOLOGY
Producer Art Lange, Pia & Werner X. Uehlinger
Matthew Shipp chronology
The Multiplication Table
(1998)
Strata
(1998)
DNA
(1999)

Strata is an album by American jazz pianist Matthew Shipp which was recorded in 1997 and released on the Swiss hatOLOGY label.

The album features the Horn Quartet, a chamber-jazz group without drums composed of Shipp and three members of the band Other Dimensions In Music: trumpeter Roy Campbell, multi-instrumentalist Daniel Carter and bassist William Parker. Two weeks before, Shipp played as guest on Other Dimensions In Music live album Time Is of the Essence Is Beyond Time.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
The New Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 stars[2]
AllMusic 4/5 stars[3]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz 3/4 stars[4]

In his review for AllMusic, Thom Jurek states "It is a stunning work, really, that showcases Shipp at the height of his compositional and improvisational powers, and points the way to the flowering of his vast talent as an arranger as well."[3] The Penguin Guide to Jazz says that "Campbell is a diehard free jazz man and he puts some warmth into the surroundings."[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Matthew Shipp
  1. "Strata 1" – 0:47
  2. "Strata 2" – 1:23
  3. "Strata 3" – 7:45
  4. "Strata 4" – 3:18
  5. "Strata 5" – 7:05
  6. "Strata 6" – 3:33
  7. "Strata 7" – 5:36
  8. "Strata 8" – 5:30
  9. "Strata 9" – 5:43
  10. "Strata 10" – 5:20
  11. "Strata 11" – 4:18
  12. "Strata 12" – 6:41
  13. "Strata 13" – 0:59
  14. "Strata 14" – 0:50

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matthew Shipp discography by Rick Lopez
  2. ^ Brackett, Nathan (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. The Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Fireside. p. 732. ISBN 0743201698. 
  3. ^ a b Jurek, Thom. Matthew Shipp – Strata: Review at AllMusic. Retrieved April 8, 2014.
  4. ^ a b Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (9th ed.). London: Penguin. p. 1293. ISBN 0141034017.