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james shipp.

vibraphone, percussion.

photo courtesy Matthew Dunne.

One of the most truly unique persons we've ever come across, we're convinced Shipp's musical persona derives from his one-of-a-kind take on everything else. A master percussionist and percussion instrument creator, he brings to us a defiant refusal to approach the vibraphone in any 'typical' way, and we are absolutely drinking the Kool-Aid he's serving. Hear him below stretching the limits on this is not the answer, iv. the hypocrite and the hope.