MUSIC

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playing vibes with his band Choro Dragão, on his arrangement of the choro standard Assanhado

playing vibraphone, drums, and synthesizer with MakeSpeak live @ Bimhuis in Amsterdam in 2016

playing vibraphone on his arrangement of the Irish ballad ‘As I Roved Out’ feat vocalist Becca Stevens

 

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  Nadje Noordhuis + James Shipp     Indigo     Indigo pairs the gorgeous, endlessly melodic trumpet and flugelhorn playing of Nadje Noordhuis with James Shipp’s expansive blending of vibraphone and analog electronic textures. Their music feels like an intimate, interactive jazz-based duo that could be easily taken for a live score to a film, or to a rural night sky.

Nadje Noordhuis + James Shipp
Indigo

Indigo pairs the gorgeous, endlessly melodic trumpet and flugelhorn playing of Nadje Noordhuis with James Shipp’s expansive blending of vibraphone and analog electronic textures. Their music feels like an intimate, interactive jazz-based duo that could be easily taken for a live score to a film, or to a rural night sky.

  MakeSpeak     Jephta's Daughter     Music written by James (with collaborators Haggai Cohen-Milo and Mateo Lugo) for a dance piece by Saar Magal which was presented by the Bavarian State Opera in August 2015.  The piece involved 10 dancers, four opera singers, and the MakeSpeak trio.  JAmes played vibraphone, classical percussion, drums, and synthesizers.

MakeSpeak
Jephta's Daughter

Music written by James (with collaborators Haggai Cohen-Milo and Mateo Lugo) for a dance piece by Saar Magal which was presented by the Bavarian State Opera in August 2015.  The piece involved 10 dancers, four opera singers, and the MakeSpeak trio.  JAmes played vibraphone, classical percussion, drums, and synthesizers.

  James Shipp + Nós Novo     Strange Sweethearts in America     "Vibraphonist James Shipp's Nós Novo offers a worldly mix of sea shanties, Celtic reels and airs, Brazilian soul and jazz spirit...More amazing than the boldness of the mix is the seamlessness with which it all comes together on the band's lovely new album."  - Time Out New York

James Shipp + Nós Novo
Strange Sweethearts in America

"Vibraphonist James Shipp's Nós Novo offers a worldly mix of sea shanties, Celtic reels and airs, Brazilian soul and jazz spirit...More amazing than the boldness of the mix is the seamlessness with which it all comes together on the band's lovely new album."

- Time Out New York