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This Is Beautiful Because We Are Beautiful People
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CD

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ESPDISK 5011CD ESPDISK 5011CD
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RELEASE DATE
5/5/2017

Recorded December 15, 2015 in Brooklyn, New York. This is Polish multi-instrumentalist Mat Walerian's third CD, all for ESP and all with Matthew Shipp. Walerian's first album (ESPDISK 5007CD, 2015) was the last new release approved by ESP-Disk's founder Bernard Stollman. This Is Beautiful Because We Are Beautiful People takes its title from something William Parker said during the recording session; it is also Parker's first time back in the studio for ESP since his first released appearance on record in 1973, appearing on Frank Lowe's 1973 album Black Beings (ESPDISK 3013CD) - an album of outtakes from the same session was released in 2011, The Loweski (ESPDISK 4066CD). TIBBWABP is also noteworthy as Shipp's recorded debut on organ. Shipp says of Walerian, "Mat approaches his instruments in a non-traditional way. He is a conceptualist and has a different personality on each instrument." Personnel: Mat Walerian - alto saxophone, bass clarinet, soprano clarinet, flute; Matthew Shipp - piano, organ; William Parker - double bass, shakuhachi.