|Recorded live in Moscow 2009. Matthew Shipp (born in 1960) quickly became one of the leading lights in the New York jazz scene. Mr. Shipp has reached the holy grail of jazz in that he possesses a unique style on his instrument that is all his own -- and he's one of the few in jazz that can say so. Sabir Mateen (born in 1951) started out playing rhythm and blues in the early 70s, which led him to the tenor saxophone chair of the Horace Tapscott Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra. From there he was or is performing with Cecil Taylor, Sunny Murray, William Parker, Alan Silva, Butch & Wilber Morris, Raphe Malik, Steve Swell, Mark Whitecage, Roy Campbell, Matthew Shipp, Marc Edwards, Jemeel Moondoc, William Hooker, Henry Grimes, Rashid Bakr, Kali Fasteau and numerous others.