When: Sept. 19 & 20
Location: National Hispanic Cultural Center
General Admission: $20
Tickets at door 1/2 hour prior to performance
Saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and drummer Tom Rainey are celebrating the release of their first recording entitled “And Other Desert Towns” (Relative Pitch Records) by touring the States. The duo’s music draws on the several years and many projects they have shared since they began working together. Their experiences of playing original compositions, free improvisations and even standard songs inform this intimate setting of improvised duets.
“Two musicians each with intimate understanding about their counterpart’s abilities, tendencies and artistic vision delve fearlessly into each other. Then over the course of the encounter, we see the results unfold; forays and feints, clashes and parries, trust and surrender. Finally we have available a recording of a rewarding duo, pairing saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and drummer Tom Rainey.” Francis Bradley Jazz right Now
"The veteran Rainey again proved that he is one of the world’s master drummers in this idiom.Touchingly, the couple beamed at each other as one dramatic duo composition came to life after the other, the performance audibly impressing a crowd filled with aficionados. With loose-limbed virtuosity, Rainey drew music from all parts of his kit—rubbing the drumheads, rustling his sticks and mallets together, even drawing tones from the drum stool; meanwhile, Laubrock summoned an almost theatrical sound, crying, sighing and moaning through her instrument." Downbeat
Ingrid Laubrock - soprano, alto and tenor saxophone
Originally from Germany, Ingrid lived in London, UK from 1989-2008 and is now residing in Brooklyn. She has performed and recorded with Anthony Braxton, Dave Douglas, Kenny Wheeler, Jason Moran, Tim Berne, Hamid Drake, Mark Helias, Michael Formanek, Mary Halverson, Tyshawn Sorey, Evan Parker, Steve Beresford, John Edwards, Veryan Weston, Luc Ex, Django Bates, The Continuum Ensemble and others.
Tom Rainey - drums
Tom Rainey was born in Pasadena, California in 1957. Since moving to New York in 1979 has performed and recorded with the following artists: John Abercrombie, Mose Allison, Julian Arguelles, Ray Anderson, Tim Berne, Jane Ira Bloom, Anthony Braxton, Nems Cline, Ted Curson, Kris Davis, Mark Ducret, Mark Feldman, Michael Formanek, Drew Gress, Mark Helias, Fred Hersch, Andy Laster, Ingrid Laubrock, David Liebman, Joe Lovano, Tony Malaby, Albert Mangelsdorff, Carmen McRae, Mike Nock, Simon Nabatov, New and Used, Anita O’Day, Andrea Parkins, Herb Robertson, Angelica Sanchez, Louis Sclavis, Brad Shepik, Ken Werner, and Denny Zeitlin. Current activities include performing and recording music with the Tom Rainey Trio as well as his new quintet Obbligato. Tom also continues working with many of the aforementioned artists.