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“Matthew Shipp, Nicole Mitchell: the first musical encounter of these two outstanding musicians; unique!”

Matthew Shipp: piano
Nicole Mitchell: flute, alto flute
Michael Bisio: double bass
Newman Taylor Baker: drums

Elements (7:25 ) Play Well Spring (5:12)
It (6:12)
Hidden Essence (5:19)
Void of Ground (6:29)
Water and Earth (5:50)
Fire and Air (5:42)
Blossom (5:49)
All Things Are (8:40)

All compositions by Matthew Shipp (matt ship music, ASCAP)

Recorded on August 7th 2018 by Jim Clouse at Park West Studio, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Mixing and mastering: Jim Clouse
Liner notes: Steve Dalachinsky
Photographs: Anna Yatskevich
Cover design: Max Schoendorff
Cover realization: David Bourguignon
Executive producer: Michel Dorbon


ALL THINGS ARE is the very first musical encounter between Nicole Mitchell and Matthew Shipp, two great musicians with already very rich backgrounds. It happened as quickly as simply; a shared desire, a date set for the recording session on a scorching afternoon, four musicians who are immediately so close that there will be only one shot for each piece. We expected a lot of this confrontation; the result goes far beyond.