The Gospel According to Matthew & Michael

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The Gospel According to Matthew & Michael
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Studio album by
Released2015
RecordedOctober 30, 2014
StudioParkwest Studios, Brooklyn
GenreJazz
Length60:42
LabelRelative Pitch
ProducerMatthew Shipp
Matthew Shipp chronology
To Duke
(2015)
The Gospel According to Matthew & Michael
(2015)
Our Lady of the Flowers
(2015)

The Gospel According to Matthew & Michael is an album by American jazz pianist Matthew Shipp, which was recorded in 2014 and released on Relative Pitch. It was the first recording featuring his Chamber Ensemble, a trio with Michael Bisio on bass and Mat Maneri on viola. Shipp led in the late 1990s and early 2000s a similar group with Maneri and bassist William Parker: the String Trio, who recorded the albums By the Law of Music and Expansion, Power, Release.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Down Beat2.5/5 stars[1]

The Down Beat review by Bradley Bambarger states "The 15 'chapters' of Shipp’s archly titled yet intense, interior suite don’t offer much of a journey in terms of color—this hour of music ranges from austerely ruminative to evocative of angst in the manner of postwar high modernism."[1]

In a review for Tiny Mix Tapes, Clifford Allen says "The Gospel According to Matthew and Michael is of a piece with much of Shipp’s work, as it focuses on multivalent communication between individuals to create a group language that is both singular and partial."[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Chapter 1" – 4:22
  2. "Chapter 2" – 2:03
  3. "Chapter 3" – 2:24
  4. "Chapter 4" – 4:33
  5. "Chapter 5" – 2:20
  6. "Chapter 6" – 3:57
  7. "Chapter 7" – 2:35
  8. "Chapter 8" – 6:57
  9. "Chapter 9" – 3:02
  10. "Chapter 10" – 2:36
  11. "Chapter 11" – 5:55
  12. "Chapter 12" – 3:00
  13. "Chapter 13" – 4:02
  14. "Chapter 14" – 8:16
  15. "Chapter 15" – 4:40

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bambarger, Bradley. The Gospel According to Matthew & Michael review. Down Beat August 15: page 87. Print.
  2. ^ Allen, Clifford. The Gospel According to Matthew & Michael review at Tiny Mix Tapes