Expansion, Power, Release

Expansion, Power, Release is an album by American jazz pianist Matthew Shipp which was recorded in 1999 and released on the Swiss hatOLOGY label. It was the second album by his String Trio with violinist Mat Maneri and bassist William Parker, the first was By the Law of Music.

Expansion, Power, Release
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Studio album by
Released2001
RecordedNovember 18, 1999
StudioSeltzer Sound, New York City
GenreJazz
Length56:04
LabelhatOLOGY
ProducerArt Lange
Matthew Shipp chronology
Pastoral Composure
(2000)
Expansion, Power, Release
(2001)
New Orbit
(2001)

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
The New Rolling Stone Album Guide     [1]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz    [2]

The Penguin Guide to Jazz states "The trio record functions somewhat in the manner of a classical ensemble, with some Vienesse references slipping into the design, but the pianist is at his freshest and most beguiling on what is a compact, smartly delivered set of mostly short pieces."[2]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Matthew Shipp
  1. "Organs" – 2:22
  2. "Expansion" – 2:57
  3. "Waltz" – 3:58
  4. "Combinational Entity" – 2:31
  5. "Speech of Form" – 5:01
  6. "Environment" – 3:00
  7. "Weave Now a Web Rooted" – 5:38
  8. "Connection" – 2:27
  9. "Pulse Form" – 3:10
  10. "Power" – 8:23
  11. "Functional Form" – 2:58
  12. "Reflex" – 2:21
  13. "Release" – 8:07
  14. "One More" – 3:11

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Brackett, Nathan (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. The Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Fireside. pp. 732. ISBN 0743201698.
  2. ^ a b Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2002). The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (6th ed.). London: Penguin. p. 1338. ISBN 0140515216.