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Ingrid Laubrock: Contemporary Chaos Practices (Intakt) / Ingrid Laubrock and Tom Rainey: Utter (Relative Pitch)

As a bandleader, the wildly inventive soprano and tenor saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock shepherds all-star groups such as Ubatuba, Anti-House, and Serpentines, all category-defying projects with a bent toward unconventional instrumentation and disparate style-shifting. The Germany-born, Brooklyn-based polymath’s collaborative and side work, meanwhile, includes a regular slot in the acclaimed Mary Halvorson Octet, plus stints in … Read More “Ingrid Laubrock: Contemporary Chaos Practices (Intakt) / Ingrid Laubrock and Tom Rainey: Utter (Relative Pitch)”

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Ingrid Laubrock: Ubatuba

With four weighty, gnarly horn stylists (and her husband Tom Rainey on drums), Ingrid Laubrock gives new meaning to the phrase “heavy breathing” on Ubatuba. Indeed, the lead track, “Any Breathing Organism,” opens with a series of long gusts through saxophones (Laubrock and Tim Berne), trombone (Ben Gerstein) and tuba (Dan Peck), only some of … Read More “Ingrid Laubrock: Ubatuba”

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Ingrid Laubrock Anti-House: Roulette of the Cradle

Tenor/soprano saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock has released two previous albums with her Anti-House group, but her players have all crossed paths in other bands as well. Laubrock plays in guitarist Mary Halvorson’s septet with bassist John Hébert. Drummer Tom Rainey and Laubrock play as a duo and, with pianist Kris Davis, in Rainey’s quintet Obbligato. Laubrock … Read More “Ingrid Laubrock Anti-House: Roulette of the Cradle”

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Kris Davis/Ingrid Laubrock/Tyshawn Sorey: Paradoxical Frog

While the commanding drummer Tyshawn Sorey has been known for his mathematical and muscular intensity in settings with Steve Coleman, Fieldwork, Steve Lehman and other groups, he also boasts a fascinating free sensibility, as heard on this intriguing trio date. Lines and musical sympathies converge beautifully in this group, between the flexible German-born saxophonist Ingrid … Read More “Kris Davis/Ingrid Laubrock/Tyshawn Sorey: Paradoxical Frog”

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