DNA (Matthew Shipp and William Parker album)

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DNA
DNA Matthew Shipp Cover.jpeg
Studio album by
Released1999
RecordedJanuary 6, 1999
StudioSeltzer Sound, New York City
GenreJazz
Length47:33
LabelThirsty Ear
Matthew Shipp chronology
Strata
(1998)
DNA
(1999)
Magnetism
(1999)

DNA is an album by American jazz pianist Matthew Shipp with bassist William Parker, which was recorded in 1999 and released on Thirsty Ear. It was their second duo recording, the first was Zo. The album includes two traditional pieces, "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" and "Amazing Grace".

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
The New Rolling Stone Album Guide3.5/5 stars[1]
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]

In his review for AllMusic, Scott Yanow states "Shipp's dense chords and atonal playing will remind some listeners of Cecil Taylor although there is a lyricism in his music (and an occasional use of space) that is very much his own."[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Matthew Shipp except as indicated
  1. "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" (Traditional) – 4:04
  2. "Cell Sequence" – 7:03
  3. "Genetic Alphabet" – 12:45
  4. "DNA" – 5:26
  5. "Orbit" – 4:31
  6. "Mr. Chromosome" – 11:42
  7. "Amazing Grace" (Traditional) – 2:02

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brackett, Nathan (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. The Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Fireside. p. 732. ISBN 0743201698.
  2. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. Matthew Shipp – DNA: Review at AllMusic. Retrieved October 10, 2014.