WHIT DICKEY / MAT MANERI / MATTHEW SHIPP

Vessel In Orbit

Marketing Highlights

First group music in a decade from singular drummer-composer; with the impeccable improvisers, violist Maneri & pianist Shipp. Fluidly expressive & richly melodic; deeply focused & emotionally resonant.

These three men each have a lifetime commitment to creative music. Here, Dickey’s wonderfully inviting compositional structures provide fruitful platforms for his esteemed colleagues and, par for his work as a leader, he cedes the spotlight to the collective as a whole.

In the 90s, Whit Dickey was an elemental part of the groups of both David S. Ware and Matthew Shipp. His tremendous debut as a leader was Transonic (1998, AUM005), followed by Life Cycle (2001, AUM020). He re-joined Shipp’s trio during 2007-12, and in late 2016 released Fierce Silence, a duet with cornetist Kirk Knuffke, on the Clean Feed label.

This album also marks the welcome return of Mat Maneri to AUM Fidelity, who was previously featured on the sublime A Cloud of Black Birds & Soul Search together with guitarist Joe Morris, as well as his own epic production by the Maneri Ensemble, Going To Church. Maneri’s most recent release as co-leader is Transylvanian Concert (2013, ECM), and he was fully featured on drummer Ches Smith’s auspicious ECM debut in 2016.

Since the mid-90s, Matthew Shipp has been perpetually proving his status as perhaps the most singularly compelling jazz pianist of the modern era. His work on AUM Fidelity dates to the label’s inception; most recently he has been featured on The Darkseid Recital (2014, AUM088), the second stellar duo with alto saxophonist Darius Jones; and in duo with David S. Ware on last year’s Live in Sant’Anna Arresi, 2004 – the second installment in AUM’s ongoing DSW Archive Series.

Tracklist

1. Spaceship 9 (5:15)
2. Space Walk (6:37)
3. Dark Matter (5:58)
4. Galaxy 9 (9:13)
5. Turbulence (4:51)
6. To a Lost Comrade (5:39)
7. Space Strut (4:29)
8. Hyperspatial (6:12)

Album Details

Artist

WHIT DICKEY / MAT MANERI / MATTHEW SHIPP

Album Title

Vessel In Orbit

Street Date

03/24/2017

Order Due Date

02/24/2017

Discount

5% (ends 03/30/2017)

Genre

Jazz

Label

Aum Fidelity

Parent Label

Virtual Label Group

Configuration

CD Longplay

Price Code

CD14

UPC

642623310120

Box Lot

30

Catalog #

AUM101