Farmers by Nature + Darius Jones and Matthew Shipp

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Matthew Shipp, left, and Darius Jones

Aum Fidelity, the homegrown label that helped put ’90s-era NYC free jazz on the map, has continued that mission right up to the present day, and it shows no signs of flagging. At tonight’s gig, Aum old-schoolers William Parker and Matthew Shipp—who appeared together on the imprint’s first release, the 1997 David S. Ware set Wisdom of Uncertainty—each celebrate a new disc by a current project. Shipp opens the evening in duo with saxist Darius Jones (heard on Cosmic Lieder: The Darkseid Recital), while Parker headlines with Farmers by Nature, a collective trio with pianist Craig Taborn and drummer Gerald Cleaver (heard on Love and Ghosts). A night of searching, impassioned improv is pretty much guaranteed.

Event phone: 646-820-9452
Event website: http://shapeshifterlab.com
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