The title track from the quick witted trio album Combobulated (Tom Rainey with Ingrid Laubrock and Mary Halvorson), which is new this month on Intakt records.

One of the things that I like most about Matthew Shipp is that he is completely genuine in his approach. There is nothing fake about his improvisational style. He is not a lifestyle product! He lays down his improvisations raw and untreated. Signature finds the  former David S. Ware Quartet player in a trio situation, the themes lean and tender, or sometimes scraps of an idea that somehow translate into elegance and logical development. With the bassist Michael Bisio and drummer Newman Taylor Baker Shipp has found soulmates in this studio recording continuing their longstanding work together. A must for free-jazz fans. SG