Singular pianist Matthew Shipp returns with his trio to celebrate the release of the group’s anticipated new album, Signature. Shipp is a daring composer and improviser who is well-versed in jazz tradition and theory but also draws from the world of contemporary classical music, leaning towards a modern dissonance that ranges from playful to aggressive. The ensuing moments of clarity and resolution in his music make it all-the-more stirring thanks to this thoughtful contrast. Tonight’s trio, featuring his regular bandmates Michael Bisio and Newman Taylor Baker, promises a powerful and unpredictable journey through sound that must be heard—and felt—to be understood. Shipp’s music respectfully challenges the listener but also makes it impossible to turn away, resulting in a uniquely rewarding and engaging experience for the audience.