Vessel in Orbit is an album by American jazz drummer Whit Dickey, Mat Maneri, and Matthew Shipp recorded in 2016 and released on the Aum Fidelity label.
Vessel in Orbit is an album by American jazz drummer Whit Dickey, Mat Maneri, and Matthew Shipp recorded in 2016 and released on the Aum Fidelity label. The recording presents a new trio with violist Mat Maneri and pianist Matthew Shipp, who were both part of the quartet, along with saxophonist Rob Brown, for 2001 Dickey's album Life Cycle
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That makes Vessel In Orbit (March 24, 2017, AUM Fidelity) a reunion of sorts, since it carries over . When it’s done by such elastic artists like Whit Dickey along with Matthew Shipp and Mat Maneri, it all comes together beautifully.
That makes Vessel In Orbit (March 24, 2017, AUM Fidelity) a reunion of sorts, since it carries over the same lineup from Dickey’s Life Cycle (also on AUM) from sixteen years earlier, less alto saxophonist Rob Brown. It’s all group improvisations, because, well, that’s how the finest from NYC’s downtown scene roll. Thusly, the success of this music rests on telepathy, and these guys know each other so well.
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Whit Dickey : drums Mat Maneri : viola Matthew Shipp : piano. Spaceship 9’ (surely a nod to Sun Ra’s ‘Rocket 9’) has Shipp’s piano beginning the countdown with a single repeated note over Dickey’s weirdly funky martial snares. Recorded and mixed by Jim Clouse at Park West Studios, Brooklyn, New York, USA, on March 18, 2016. Shipp momentarily breaks away with some right hand abstract flourishes, inviting Maneri to enter with viola lines that are both plaintive and vigorous.
Whit Dickey, Mat Maneri, and Matthew Shipp have played together in various combinations for decades. The length and depth of their relationship is evident on Vessel in Orbit. In this trio’s incarnation, Dickey’s compositions reign in the sometimes wildness of Maneri and Shipp, not to tame them but to focus their endless inventive energies. There is hardly a moment of silence on the album, yet even at their most cacophonous, each instrument rings clearly in communion
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Whit Dickey / Mat Maneri / Matthew Shipp
Vessel in Orbit
2017 - AUM Fidelity: AUM101
* Whit Dickey: drums
* Mat Maneri: viola
* Matthew Shipp: piano
Recorded and mixed by Jim Clouse at Park West Studios,
Brooklyn, New York, USA, on March 18, 2016.
Vessel in Orbit
By Stewart Smith
Vessel In Orbit is the first new group music from drummer-composer Whit Dickey
in over a decade. He’s joined by the peerless Matthew Shipp on piano and
violist Mat Maneri, son of microtonal composer Joe Maneri. The album and track
titles suggest a science-fiction concept, and although there are no obvious
cosmic jazz trappings to this acoustic session, the music is certainly
evocative. ‘Spaceship 9’ (surely a nod to Sun Ra’s ‘Rocket 9’) has Shipp’s
piano beginning the countdown with a single repeated note over Dickey’s weirdly
funky martial snares. Shipp momentarily breaks away with some right hand
abstract flourishes, inviting Maneri to enter with viola lines that are both
plaintive and vigorous. ‘Space Walk’ has the trio negotiating zero
gravity. Maneri’s first tentative steps are accompanied by a distant rumble of
toms. After a few minutes, the violist has drifted far from the ship, his solo
conveying a beautiful sense of wonder and dread. Towards the end, Dickey’s tom
gently pulls him back in. While it’s fun to imagine such narratives, they don’t
really do justice to the inventiveness and fluid musicality of this album,
which ranges from the quiet exploration of ‘Galaxy 9’ to the dense abstraction
of ‘Dark Matter’ and ‘Hyperspatial’. Superb.
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