Matthew Shipp: Pastoral Composure

How do you create music that is simultaneously new and familiar? Pianist Matthew Shipp answers this question with the debut album of Thirsty Ear’s "Blue" Series.
Pastoral Composure
Released: 4/18/2000
Genre: Jazz
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