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If Shipp’s group recordings embody his fluctuating musical-conceptual-social ethos, and his solo discs deliver his keyboard language in concentrated form, duets are his language’s testing ground, and his choices of partner can clue you to what he wants to say. On these recordings with violinist Mat Maneri and electric guitarist Joe Morris, the pianist let it be known that he would no more be bounded by any orthodoxy of ecstatic jazz than by the mainstream variety. — Bill Meyer