Matthew Shipp & Bobby Kapp releasing ‘Cactus’ (listen), playing Trans-Pecos w/ Neil Michael Hagerty & more
Drummer Bobby Kapp and pianist Matthew Shipp will release their new album, Cactus, this Friday via Northern Spy. It's the two jazz vets' first recording together as a duo, though they have played together in other combos and collaborations before. Says Shipp of the musical partnership:
Bobby is a marvel as he combines the best of old school drumming with a real feel for pulse and breaking the circle that exists in the avant-garde. However, he can open the beat up in a way where you can flow with the wave and never lose the line. His touch is really refined and that adds to the beauty of his sound. I am always looking for ways to make my comping deeper and working with someone who has played with all the people he has deepens my thing. Also, the sound he gets off the cymbals has a resonance that is beyond deep—it’s like swimming in pure vibration.
We've got the premiere of "Money" off the record and you can listen to that, and a couple other tracks off the LP, below.
Kapp and Shipp will celebrate Cactus' release in NYC at Trans-Pecos on Saturday, September 17 with sets from Neil Michael Hagerty & the Howling Hex, and Alan Licht. It's an afternoon show (1-7 PM) in Trans-Pecos' backyard, rain or shine, and tickets are on sale. Flyer is below.