Our Lady of the Flowers (album)

Our Lady of the Flowers is an album by American jazz pianist Matthew Shipp, which was recorded in 2013 and released on the French RogueArt label. The album is named after the novel by French writer Jean Genet. It was the second disc by Shipp's Declared Enemy, the quartet he assembled for Salute to 100001 Stars with reedist Sabir Mateen, bassist William Parker and drummer Gerald Cleaver.

Our Lady of the Flowers
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Studio album by
RecordedJune 13, 2013
StudioPark West Studio, Brooklyn
ProducerMichel Dorbon
Matthew Shipp chronology
The Gospel According to Matthew & Michael
Our Lady of the Flowers
The Conduct of Jazz


The All About Jazz review by John Sharpe states "Shipp propounds his utterly distinctive style, with nagging motifs prominent, though he reins in his customary explosions."[1]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Matthew Shipp
  1. "Atomic Note" – 7:03
  2. "New Tension" – 5:18
  3. "A Different Plane" – 7:38
  4. "From the Beyond" – 8:27
  5. "Silence Blooms" – 4:24
  6. "Irrational" – 6:46
  7. "Our Lady of the Flowers" – 11:03
  8. "Gasp" – 7:41
  9. "Cosmic Joke" – 8:56