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Davis / Laubrock / Sorey - Paradoxical Frog

This exciting new trio release sees Drummer Tyshawn Sorey, pianist Kris Davis and reedist Ingrid Laubrock, all extremely thoughtful and engaging composer-improvisers, join forces.

German 2009 SWR-Jazz Prize and winner Ingrid Laubrock has recently moved to NY from London. She performed with some of the most important names of the improvised and the avant-jazz scenes such as Tim Berne, Mark Helias, Evan Parker, Mary Halvorson, John Edwards, Django Bates, Tom Rainey, and Veryan Weston. Lyrical and introspective at times, eccentric and restless at others, Laubrock uses both the tenor and the soprano saxophone in a refreshing and unconventional manner.She is also a prolific composer and won the 2006 Fellowship in Jazz Composition by the Arts Foundation.

Pianist Kris Davis is possibly one of the most surprising discoveries of the new jazz piano generation. She is an extraordinarily gifted musician, capable of both incisive interventions and delicate sound poems. Performing with Tony Malaby, Kermit Driscoll, John Hollenbeck, Chris Speed, Tom Rainey and John Hebert, Davis is becoming one of the most sought out pianists for her contributions to composed and improvised music.

Tyshawn Sorey is one of the most outstanding drummers around and a visionary composer. He has composed numerous commissions and is by now an indispensable figure in the NY Jazz and creative music scene. Tyshawn has worked with chamber ensembles and collaborated with a diverse array of musicians, including Muhal Richard Abrams, Ray Anderson, Wadada Leo Smith, Steve Coleman, Michele Rosewoman, Peter Evans, Mat Maneri, Steve Lehman, Mario Pavone, Ellery Eskelin, Vijay Iyer, Dave Douglas, Mark Helias and Butch Morris, among many others.

All three musicians contribute their own unmistakable compositions to the group's sound. AllAboutJazz has described their unique interplay as "a taut set, as if they'd agreed to avoid the easy way to make a fire and instead rubbed sticks telekinetically".

On this CD you will find music on a superior level using a wide range of dynamics, density and expression. The music is spontaneous yet deliberate, thought provoking yet trance inducing. 'Paradoxical Frog' is an extraordinarily rare debut that will make the listener want more.

Davis / Laubrock / Sorey - Paradoxical Frog 


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